AW: [PD] freesym

Orm Finnendahl finnendahl at
Mon Apr 29 13:40:11 CEST 2002

Hi Thomas,

if you need to do string processing a lot, it is probably advisable
not to do it in pd, but rather rely on externals like Larry Troxlers
"scheme" external, as scheme is specifically designed for symbolic
computation and list processing. This'll save you a lot of hassle.

Another way (in linux) could be to pipe to a perl or gawk script.


Am Samstag, den 27. April 2002 um 22:44:23 Uhr (+0200) schrieb Thomas Grill:
> Hi,
> > So it's probably not a good idea to rely on generating millions
> > of symbols in a Pd patch, if you can help it...
> That's for sure, but i regularly encounter situations where i want to
> process textual data from some external or internal source... in all those
> cases i miss some kind of raw string handling without symbol generation.
> Today, i just wanted to see where the limits are....
> greetings,
> Thomas

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