[PD] Storing symbols

Jamie Bullock jamie at postlude.co.uk
Tue Aug 9 10:15:46 CEST 2005

On Tue, 2005-08-09 at 09:26 +0200, Frank Barknecht wrote:
> Hallo,
> Alexandre Quessy hat gesagt: // Alexandre Quessy wrote:
> > I am looking for a way to store many symbols in Pd. I receive strings 
> > from [netreceive] and I need to use them right away, but also to store 
> > them somewhere for use at some other time. These strings are video file 
> > names to be played in GEM. Maybe the [any] external from iemlib would 
> > do it ? Thanks.
> How to store something very much depends on what you want to do with
> it later. For just storing symbols in a sequential way, textfile or
> qlist are great. Even messages could work ("add $1"). However if you
> need indexed or hashed access to your symbols later, then some other
> containers are better, like pool, some of the PDContainers or coll.
> Ciao

There is also [maphash] by Orm Finnendahl for associating arbitrary
lists with symbols or floats.


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