[PD] a story for Lists

IOhannes m zmoelnig zmoelnig at iem.at
Tue Apr 7 12:08:28 CEST 2009

Jonathan Wilkes wrote:
> Oops, there was supposed to be a second part to that, which is a question: So why couldn't meta-messages all be lists, and whatever part of Pd it is that checks for meta-messages just checks the first item of the incoming list for "set", "add2", etc.?

basically because it is like it is.
i guess that if someone (not completely naive; and with an eye on 
language-design and not just tool-design) would go and re-invent the 
wheel, they would make lists just lists. without any special "selector" 
(just the first element of the list).

as things stand, you have to either accept things how they are or look 
for an alternative.
changing the way list works will be destructive to all but the most 
trivial patches out there.

on a sidenote: why has your mail so very long lines?

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