[PD] symbol anxiety

Roman Haefeli reduzierer at yahoo.de
Mon Feb 23 23:50:05 CET 2009

On Mon, 2009-02-23 at 22:42 +0100, Frank Barknecht wrote:

> Personally I'd do heavy text processing in something like pdlua. Pd 
> feels awkward when processing text.

but even if you do not heavy text processing, there are ways to pollute
the symbol table heavily. it is sufficient to only display the results
of the text processing in pd (in a canvas or GEM [text3d]) to pollute
it. for instance, when using OSC, probably every message is a new
symbol. so i guess, it cannot be avoided, even if text processing is
done outside of pd, unless a string type is introduced (is that


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