[PD] definitions of data types

Frank Barknecht fbar at footils.org
Tue Feb 7 01:50:22 CET 2006

Martin Peach hat gesagt: // Martin Peach wrote:

> Frank Barknecht wrote:
> >A "set"-animal would totally confuse a lot of objects in Pd, most
> >notably the [message(-object, but also tabread etc.
> >
> There are some reserved words like 'set' and 'float', 'symbol' and 
> 'list' that shouldn't be used as the first element of an implicit list. 

The problem is: there is a virtually unlimited amount of words that
can behave like "set" and thus couldn't be used as first elements.
Some examples: 

the [fluid~] external has these: load, help, init, n, note, cc,
control, bend, p, prog, gen. And it also accepts list-messages starting
with "list ..." 

[OSCroute] accepts user-defined symbol selectors specified by

 Frank Barknecht                 _ ______footils.org_ __goto10.org__

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