[PD] Data structures - delete specific scalar?

Roman Haefeli 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
[append] object.

> * [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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