[PD] array vs text, avoiding duplication

Max abonnements at revolwear.com
Sun Dec 23 21:06:34 CET 2018

Hi list,

I have a design consideration:
There is a mapping abstraction where IDs of buttons are mapped to MIDI 
notes. There are different tunings.

Previously I used an array to store the tunings and filled this by 
reading a text file in which the tuning was stored.

Now, I do the same thing but I am using the text object. Nice thing here 
is that I can store the tuning in an object.

However in both cases I want to be able to use this abstraction either 
only once or multiple times.

Problem is, that if I use it multiple times the [array name] or [text 
define -k name] will be defined multiple times.

Is there a smart way to solve this kind of issue?

I could still use text files and load them in [array $0-name] or [text 
define -k $0-name] objects, but that doesn't strike me as particular 
elegant since they will still contain the same thing, meaning it's code 



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