[PD] route float

IOhannes m zmoelnig zmoelnig at iem.at
Mon Apr 6 18:58:36 CEST 2009

Frank Barknecht wrote:

> Is "value1" a number or something else, like a symbol? if it's a symbol, then

it's a literal, which translates to "symbol" in Pd-lingo.

> you are trying to use a float-message with a symbol argument like "float abc"
> which is, uhm, not supported, at least not in [route] or [print] or so. 

it's not supported by Pd, at all. not even [t a] likes it.

> As a workaround, replace the "float" with something else using [select float]
> i.e.:
>  [uniform float value1(
>  |
>  [unpack s s s]

anyhow, i'd say it's a bug in Pd's parser.

related to [symbol 3( evaluating to an empty symbol (i thought it 
evaluated to the equally unexpected literal "float", but this seems to 
be not the case (anymore(?)))

and very much related to the issues of "string" in mrpeach's "str" hack.

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