[PD] [list length] counts unusual
matju at artengine.ca
Tue Oct 24 14:35:41 CEST 2006
On Tue, 24 Oct 2006, Frank Barknecht wrote:
> I just found out that the new [list length] from Pd-0.40 counts the
> length of messages slightly unusual. Counting the elements in a
> meta-message like "walk the dog" will leave out the first element,
> "walk" in the example, and give a result of 2. I can see the logic
> behind this (counting only the arguments to a message but not the
This seems consistent with how messageboxes handle it. (This doesn't mean
that it's a good idea)
> But as all other [list] objects besides [list trim] automatically
> convert incoming meta-messages to list-messages I think I would expect
> the same to happen for [list length].
I consider this to be a bug in pd. In the meanwhile, use a dummy [list]
before every use of [list length] in order to force a cast.
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