[PD] pd version of tosymbol or similar?

Lucas Cordiviola lucarda27 at hotmail.com
Wed Apr 14 01:47:37 CEST 2021

May be this lines gives you lots of clues:


PS: I'm on my second Pd external and found the binbuf thing very useful.


Mensaje telepatico asistido por maquinas.

On 4/13/2021 7:56 PM, Iain Duncan wrote:
> Hi folks, I'm trying to figure out how to have a bunch of text, with 
> spacces, get treated as one symbol so that an external can work with 
> it as one thing. In Max, I did this by using the tosymbol object, and 
> then creating a message that was 'eval-string "(all my text as one 
> string here)"'. Is there a Pd idiom for doing something similar that I 
> should follow?  Use cases are
> a) someone enters code in a message box:  '(out 0 :foobar)'
> b) code is received as a long string over osc or other network, and 
> needs to be sent to the external
> Apologies at the Pd ignorance, still trying to figure all this out while!
> iain
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