[PD] pd symbol confusion

Claude Heiland-Allen claude at mathr.co.uk
Wed Jan 14 01:19:56 CET 2015

On 13/01/15 23:51, David Medine wrote:
> how to pack the strings into symbols

gensym() turns a string into a symbol (so pointer equality can be used 
instead of string comparison)

note that there is no way to remove a symbol once it's added to the 
global symbol table.

if you're doing a lot of string processing, perhaps do it all inside a 
pdlua or some other scripting external, instead of passing strings as 
symbols through pd patch cords.


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