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Data type problem : both a string and a number into same inlet of a pack

September 20, 2011 | 6:15 am

Hello,

I’m trying to pack a string and a number into ONE inlet of a pack.

basically its either a number or the string "off" and I want to pack it into a list with other numbers…

obviously you cant do this with a pack object, since it only accepts either/or, so can someone please head me in the right direction?


September 20, 2011 | 8:45 am

You could try converting the number to a symbol with the [tosymbol] object or you can avoid the packing by playing with the [prepend]/[append] objects.


September 20, 2011 | 9:44 am

Hi
there are some objects that are often referred to in this context, namely the [zl] family and the [regexp] object. The latter may be a little arcane or unwieldy for this, but I’m not familiar with its use; prepend/append is probably easiest tho. Post a patch or excerpt and you’ll get instant suggestions.

Brendan


September 20, 2011 | 11:26 am

Sprintf?
cheers
Roger

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