[PD] "get" method for Pd

Mathieu Bouchard matju at artengine.ca
Fri Nov 18 20:04:46 CET 2011

Le 2011-11-17 à 14:40:00, Jonathan Wilkes a écrit :

> efficient but extremely weird and difficult to read (just have a look at 
> the innards of [listabs/list-drip] for example).

BTW, the one nowadays in listabs is the simplest of the fast [list-drip] 
implementations. The faster ones are more complex, but they're all based 
on the one bundled in listabs.

None of them are nearly as fast as [foreach] though. The gap widened in 
GridFlow 9.13 and 9.14, when the C++-wrapper used by GridFlow became much 
more efficient. A plain C version of [foreach] might still be a tiny bit 
faster, but I don't know.

> Yet it's better to have the core list classes plus a library of 
> abstractions-- listabs-- that hides the ugliness necessary to get decent 
> list processing to happen in Pd, than to not have the list classes at 
> all.

It's always better to be in big trouble than in any trouble bigger than 

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