[PD] Data structures - delete specific scalar?
reduzent at gmail.com
Mon May 21 19:55:04 CEST 2018
On Sun, 2018-05-20 at 15:31 +0200, Christof Ressi wrote:
> this has been on my wish list for a while and I want to do a PR. do
> you guys have suggestions which kind of interface you would prefer?
> these come to my mind:
> * [delete] object: send it a pointer and it will delete the scalar
I thought this one to be the most natural, since there is also an
> * [delete <p>( message for canvases
There are no other uses where a method uses a pointer as argument, are
> * [delete( message for [pointer]: deletes the scalar of the currently
> stored pointer.
Sounds good, too, and seems what has the most thumb-ups yet.
> I tend towards the last option, since [pointer] is already used to
> traverse a subpatch, so [delete( could go well with [traverse(,
> [bang( and [next(. the canvas messages would also makes sense to me.
> having a dedicated object seems rather overkill.
You're probably right.
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