[PD] splitting a symbol into individual characters & ascii

B. Bogart ben at ekran.org
Tue May 9 19:16:21 CEST 2006

there is also Marc Lavallee's "ascii" which does any2ascii and
ascii2any. makes floats and symbols, lists properly too, not just symbols.

Marc, I don't have time to put it into CVS...

I did get it to compile on OSX with a new flext, just follow Thomas's

it should be in CVS now!


Bryan Jurish wrote:
> moin Thomas, moin list,
> you might try my [pd-string] externals -- [any2string] does what I think
> you're describing.  The code is available either via CVS (in
> externals/moocow/pdstring) or from me:
>   http://www.ling.uni-potsdam.de/~moocow/projects/pd/#pdstring
> marmosets,
> 	Bryan
> Thomas Ouellet Fredericks wrote:
>>I am trying to make a pair of abstractions for serial communication:
>>1) pd2ascii: converts any message into ascii codes
>>2) ascii2pd: converts ascii codes into any message
>>ascii2pd is done and working, but pd2ascii is difficult to implement
>>because there is no efficient way to split a symbol into it's individual
>>elements as in converting
>>symbol bob
>>list b o b
>>I tried:
>>1) ascii library but it is not maintained anymore and has some bugs.
>>2) ascseq but it is scheduled so structures like the following are
>>[t b a]
>>|       \
>>|         \
>>[13<   [ascseq 0]
>>|         /
>>It will output "65,13,65,65,65" instead of the expected "65,65,65,65,13"
>>3) Toxy but it suffers the same limitations as ascseq
>>Anyone have any suggestions for try number 4?
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