[PD] processing text

IOhannes zmoelnig zmoelnig at iem.kug.ac.at
Wed Nov 12 19:05:13 CET 2003

Martin Dupras wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm trying to read text from textfiles in pd and display sentences with 
> the text object in gem. However, I am having a few problems.

probably i should change the behaviour, so that lists would be 
interpreted as text too...

> I'm reading sentences with textefile, which works well. I read lines in 
> the textfile one by one, which I want to send as lists to the text3d 
> object. What comes out of the textfile object is something like:
> "list the dog is asleep"
> which I need to convert to:
> "text the dog is asleep"
> How do I do that in pd?
> Two corollary questions:
> 1) is there an escape character that can be used in the message object, 
> or otherwise a way to store the "space" character in a text object as a 
> list element?
no escaping (yet?)
but you can use [l2s] from zexy. i hate to keep pointing at zexy, but 
(for obvious reasons) it has everything i need and what is missing in pd.

> 2) is there a way to count the number of elements in a list?

[length] from (guess) zexy


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