[PD] making symbols from [textfile]-output

Josh Steiner josh at vitriolix.com
Thu Feb 26 22:53:15 CET 2004

textfile outputs lists i believe... if you want to convert simple 1 word 
lists into symbols, just run them through a [symbol] object.  if you 
want to turn longer strings like "this is a line in my textfile" into a 
single symbol with the spaces you can run that though [list2symbol]. 

dont worry about it, the datatypes stuff in pd is the most confusing and 
painful part, confusion exected :)

Reduzent wrote:

>handling text with pd is not that easy. i think i didn't understand e quite
>elementar thing in pd. what is the diffrence between symbols (generated by
>msgbox like[symbol dog] or [openpanel]-output) and the output from
>[textfile]-obj. both can be printed out, but you can't do anything with the
>i'd like to output single words from a textfile using the [textfile]-obj and
>handle them like symbols. how can i create symbols from [textfile]-output?
>thanxs for helping
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