[PD] array indirection

Andy Farnell padawan12 at obiwannabe.co.uk
Mon Dec 10 10:48:19 CET 2007

This does not answer your question exactly, but remember you can use the [set(
method of [tabread~] objects to change arrays. 

On Sat, 08 Dec 2007 12:26:23 -0800
Phil Stone <pkstone at ucdavis.edu> wrote:

> This probably fits into the category of a wish for PD; I think there's 
> no way to do it currently, but I'd love to be proven wrong! 
> I'd like to be able to change the data an array points to rather than 
> actually change the data in the array.  The scenario which me think of 
> this is, I'd like to have a display of a currently-selected waveform 
> (which could be one of many pre-allocated arrays).  It would be 
> wonderful to have a level of indirection where the display-array can be 
> given a new address [object reference?] to one of the various 
> pre-allocated arrays, after which it redraws itself.
> I suppose this unleashes all the evils of pointers (multiple references 
> to memory, etc.), but it would a serious advantage, performance-wise, 
> for the scenario I'm envisioning.
> I also think it would be very cool if arrays could act as buttons...but 
> that's a different subject.
> Phil Stone
> pkstonemusic.com
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