[PD] messages, text and symbols

Krzysztof Czaja czaja at chopin.edu.pl
Wed Feb 27 12:15:11 CET 2002


Thomas Grill wrote:
> Sending a message to an object, are all textual elements converted into
> symbols (and supposedly stored by pd for future recognition)?

Yes, ...

> - and if, is
> there a way to avoid that?

no, there is no string type in Pd, ...

> In other words, can text be passed to an object without being processed by
> pd?

the trick could be for a sending object to convert string address
(or safer -- an offset) to a float (never tried that).


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