[PD] Multi dimensional [list]

Martin Peach martin.peach at sympatico.ca
Tue Jan 2 22:59:44 CET 2007

Mathieu Bouchard wrote:
> On Mon, 1 Jan 2007, Patco wrote:
>> I've done something like that for storing parameters in arrays, but 
>> like matthieux bouchard said for matrixes, the length of the 'listed 
>> list' is fixed.
> the main thing missing in my nested list plan is a name for the atomt 
> type. it can't really be A_LIST because of this correspondence
>   atomtype -> selector
>   A_FLOAT     float
>   A_SYMBOL    symbol
>   A_POINTER   pointer
> but A_LIST can't work because the name "list" is already taken for a 
> type of non-atom message. (an atom message is one carries exactly one 
> atom which is always supposed to be of the type indicated by the 
> selector)
A list is just a bunch of atoms laid out contiguously  in memory: I 
guess that makes it a molecular message? ;) What about extending the 
pointer type so that it can point to any kind of atom, including a list 
of atoms?


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