[PD] pdlua output

Frank Barknecht fbar at footils.org
Thu Jan 31 08:09:58 CET 2008

Claude Heiland-Allen hat gesagt: // Claude Heiland-Allen wrote:

> Frank Barknecht wrote:
> > One thing I wanted to ask here: Is there a special reason that pdlua
> > isn't using the (new in 5.1) vararg syntax with "..." for methods and
> > maybe also in outlet(...) or similar places?
> Yes.  It makes it very difficult to do useful things with variable 
> length inputs (such as iterating over them, storing them, etc).
> See for example:
> http://lua-users.org/wiki/VarargTheSecondClassCitizen

Thanks for this pointer. As I only write Lua for some weeks now, I may
miss some things, but it seems to me, many of these issues aren't
really a problem in pdlua's inlet and outlet messages, as these AFAIK
will practically never contain "nil"-values. And if they don't contain
nils, then the varargs can be converted to a table with {...} (or
unpack'd from a table) on demand without running into problems with
holes in tables coming from nils. And often, especially for
inlet-methods, a full table may not even be needed to construct. 

 Frank Barknecht                                     _ ______footils.org__

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