[PD] [text define] functionality for text in structs?

Miller Puckette msp at ucsd.edu
Mon Mar 27 12:57:57 CEST 2017

There ought to be a way to do this - some other object than [text define]
should be able to do 'read' and 'write' operations.  Perhaps this needs
to be added to the [pointer] object somehow.  (For a long time I've wished
for a better suite of objects to traverse data structures but can't find
a good design :)


On Sun, Mar 26, 2017 at 01:18:19PM -0700, Derek Kwan wrote:
> Miller Puckette <msp at ucsd.edu> writes:
> > Not sure if this really works yet but...
> >
> > You should be able to use [text tolist] and [text fromlist] to copy the
> > entire contents of a text inside a scalar (struct) into a [text define] -
> > and from there to/from a file.
> >
> > cheers
> > Miller
> Hello,
> Correct, this works. I was just hoping for the ability to use these methods
> "directly" on a text struct member without these extra steps or
> overhead, but perhaps the text being a member of a struct makes things
> a little bit more complicated... I could see an abstraction using a
> "proxy" [text] instance and automating the [text fromlist/tolist] steps
> helping out the situation though. Thanks!
> Derek
> -- 
> Derek Kwan
> www.derekxkwan.com

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