[PD] pd to webpage

Thomas O Fredericks tof at danslchamp.org
Thu Oct 18 19:10:17 CEST 2007

The help is in moocow/pdstring-help.pd


On 10/18/07, Martin Peach <martin.peach at sympatico.ca> wrote:
> Thomas O Fredericks wrote:
> >What is the difference between [str] and [any2string]?
> I don't know. I can't find the help file for [any2string] so I don't know
> how to use it. Maybe I have to look at the source code?
> >If I understand correctly str is a wrapper for standard string functions
> >and
> >it's output is a pointer to a string.
> More or less true. There are also functions to output the string as bytes
> or
> symbols.
> >I believe this approach is more limited that using any2string because all
> >basic string functions can be recreated once a symbol is converted to a
> >series of bytes. For example, to split a string along a space character
> you
> >can use [list split 32], but with the [str] architecture, you need to use
> >[str csplit 32].
> That's one more character to type ;)
> If the web page patch could be done with [any2string] and [list] then
> sure.
> When I did the string stuff I was not aware of any other way of
> manipulating
> arbitrary lists of bytes. Pd tries to interpret anything you type and some
> characters don't get through unmangled. Even with the [str] object you
> have
> to specify them by ascii code.
> Martin
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