[PD] symbol2list leading zero

András Murányi muranyia at gmail.com
Sat Nov 5 19:12:35 CET 2011

On Fri, Nov 4, 2011 at 15:38, Mathieu Bouchard <matju at artengine.ca> wrote:

> Le 2011-11-04 à 08:56:00, Roman Haefeli a écrit :
>  You said "(as it is like with any string-splitter outside of pd/max)". I
>> should have said it more precisely: It doesn't make sense to compare Pd/Max
>> with anything outside of Pd/Max regarding string-splitting, because 'just'
>> splitting symbols (without the implicit conversion to float for number-like
>> symbols) is not very practical in the Pd/World.
> How do you know that it isn't practical to have numeric symbols when
> splitting ?
> If I read /etc/passwd (list of users on Linux&OSX) and I split at colons
> and commas to get phone numbers, do you think I want Pd's help at rounding
> a phone number from 383.3801 to 383.38 when converting (aller-retour) from
> symbol to float to symbol, because it had too many significant digits for
> Pd's taste ?
> So, just call me at 383.38 because it's more practical than dialling
> 383.3801 ! ;)

Ultimately, who would dare to call James Bond "Agent 7"?

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