[PD-dev] [ pure-data-Bugs-1190023 ] [select] doesn't always work with symbol selector

Hans-Christoph Steiner hans at eds.org
Thu Apr 28 02:03:54 CEST 2005

So maybe my request should be a feature request rather than a bug.

Static typing is available via [select 0] and [select word].  It would  
be very handy to have [select] do dynamic typing.

I have worked on a couple programs (serendiPd and atorat, for example)  
that require generic message handling in a big way.  The shortcuts like  
this [select] one, and the undefined nature of mixed sets of atoms that  
start with a symbol, but aren't cast as lists, make generic message  
handling quite difficult.


On Apr 27, 2005, at 4:49 AM, Krzysztof Czaja wrote:

> hi HC,
> this is a feature (a ``statically typed'' thing).  Select with no
> argument is a shortcut for [select 0].
> Krzysztof
> SourceForge.net wrote:
>> Bugs item #1190023, was opened at 2005-04-26 02:37
> ...
>> Summary: [select] doesn't always work with symbol selector
>> Initial Comment:
>> a [select] without a creation argument cannot use a
>> symbol selector.  A float will work fine on the right
>> inlet, but a symbol will not.  Also, a [select] with a symbol  
>> argument won't take a
>> float on the right inlet, and vice-versa.
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