Creating a list of actions


    Nov 27 2012 | 2:39 pm
    Hi,
    I want to create a list of actions, i.e.:
    1, 23, 45 3, 23, 55
    ^ the above is a list of two items, both of which contain three elements.
    What object can I use to store these items? I was thinking maybe umenu.
    Also, is it possible to output a selected line which is determined by an int?
    thanks

    • Nov 27 2012 | 3:35 pm
      [coll] is the immediate answer (simple setting, retrieving of values; persist data in patch is best available persistence choice) other approaches:
      [dict] (more involved in setting, querying and retrieving data,better data structure available, better persistence possibilities.)
      embedded SQLdatabase!... the builtin db could be used, or NickRothwell's net.loadbang-SQL HSQLDB (both give cleaner & more advanced retrieval&setting with SQL...&good persistence choices)
      (coll can do what u want quite well, just a pain to not have easy persistence external to the object in patcher.)
      ...just ruminatin' at work...take with grain of silica..er...sand....YMMV, Good Luck! j2k aka cfb
    • Nov 27 2012 | 3:35 pm
      Coll is just what I needed, thanks boss.
    • Nov 27 2012 | 3:39 pm
      @Charles
      Is it possible to program Coll to open a text file?
      ie: create a message object and "open file.txt"?
      also, if I wanted the user to be able to specify which text object he wants to open, how would I give the user the opportunity to do this? Is there are text box object?
      If so, how do I route the output of that text the user enters as part of the message box's message?