[PD] (breaking symbols) was Re: find a list of numbers in a text file

Mathieu Bouchard matju at artengine.ca
Sat Sep 3 19:20:37 CEST 2011

On Wed, 31 Aug 2011, Jonathan Wilkes wrote:

> Keep in mind that [list implode] must be smart enough to output the float
> atom "12" given the input "49 50".  If it gives you "symbol 12" then your
> back to the [makefilename] madness from my original vanilla solution.

It's not that simple. People might not want always a cast to float, 
because then, it might destroy part of the information in the symbol.

see :

that's how [gf/s2l] is different : it outputs only symbols. I think I 
could make it an option, but I wouldn't know how to call it. E.g. :

   [gf/s2l /, docast]
   [gf/s2l /, convert]
   [gf/s2l /, atof]

where the name after the comma is an attribute method taking one optional 
float arg defaulting to 1, just like all other flags in GF, defined like 
this :

   \attr bool docast;

   void cast_if_wanted (t_atom *foo) {if (docast) ........;}

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