symbols versus strings ? or no strings

Miller Puckette mpuckett at man104nfs.UCSD.EDU
Fri Mar 20 21:15:55 CET 1998

FTS does have a String abstraction which is distinct from symbols.  Opcode
Max, ISPW Max, and Pd have only symbols.  Someday I might work on adding
a true string feature to Pd but don't hold your breath...   The trouble
with symbols is that their storage space is never freed, so you shouldn't
go around generating thousands of different symbols.


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