[PD] Instantiating an array field in a struct

Samuel Rye samuel.rye at gmail.com
Mon Jul 9 23:48:23 CEST 2007

Ah, I got the same error!  I didn't check if it actually created it though.
I'll just extend the struct though, that seems cleaner.



On 7/8/07, Frank Barknecht <fbar at footils.org> wrote:
> Hallo,
> Frank Barknecht hat gesagt: // Frank Barknecht wrote:
> > You create a "points" instance with [append] as well. The problem is,
> > that [append] needs to set one field of the struct, when creating an
> > instance through an incoming message. But you cannot set an array with
> > a message directly
> Oh, I just found out, that you *can* indeed do this and create an
> array directly, as in attached patch. Pd warns "error:
> pd-points.array1: not a number", it ignores the value of that number,
> but still creates the array. For clarity I would still recommend to do
> as below:
> > so you should extend your struct definition by at
> > least one float variable. The implicit variables "x" or "y" come to
> > mind.
> >
> > So the solution is: you use [struct points float x array array1 point]
> > instead of your defintion, and then append with [append points x].
> Ciao
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