[PD] parsing the netreceive data

Paris Treantafeles paris at parisgraphics.com
Sat May 21 23:13:43 CEST 2005

IOhannes and Derek,

Thank you!

[route] is doing it.
this is very cool. opens up many possibilities for interactions.


On Saturday, May 21, 2005, at 06:14  PM, IOhannes m zmölnig wrote:

> Paris Treantafeles wrote:
>> hi list,
>> i'm experimenting with netsend/receive and have a question about the 
>> data that is received.
>> on the machine where i have netsend i have messages like:
>> send valRed $1
>> and
>> send valBlue $1
>> where each send message gets numerical values.
>> on the machine where i have netreceive i have a print object.
>> which is correctly printing things like
>> valRed 145
>> valBlue 203
>> my stupid question is how do i parse this data to use it with objects?
>> i tried using a number atom and setting the receive symbol value to 
>> valRed, but it gets nothing.
>> i tried using unpack after the netreceive object eg.
> the message you get out of [netreceive] is exactly [valRed 145(
> [unpack] expects a "list" consisting of a symbol and a floating point 
> value; this list would look like [list valRed 145(
> the messages [list valRed 145( and [valRed 145( are _not_ the same (as 
> can be seen by looking at them)
> the whys and hows have often been discussed on this list, so please 
> search the archives on that topic.
> apart from that, unpacking won't help you much with your problem.
> what you will need is something like
> |
> [route valRed valBlue valGreen]
> |        |          |         |
> mfg.asdf.ca
> IOhannes
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