Dict in Java ?

    Nov 29 2012 | 11:20 pm
    Hi !
    here https://cycling74.com/docs/max6/dynamic/c74_docs.html#dictionaries is written that :Support for using Dict objects in mxj mirrors that of the implementation for JavaScript. well , hummmmm .... has someone luck with it ? I cant find the class object . does this description tells something different ?

    • Nov 30 2012 | 7:49 am
      Despite the documentation dict is not implemented into Java. I had some correspondence about that with cycling74 about a year ago. Back then there wasn't a date set when it will be ready.
    • Nov 30 2012 | 10:56 am
      Thank you for the clarification Jan .
    • Mar 30 2013 | 8:42 pm
      Just stumbled upon this. Either it should be implemented or the documentation should be updated. Current situation is frustrating :-/
    • Apr 01 2013 | 5:15 am
      I've just started poking around with both JavaScript and Java for extending my Max applications, so sorry if it seems I'm asking the obvious.
      The documentation states that [dict] functionality exists equally within [mxj] as it does in [js], but it in fact does not? Then am I right in understanding that it is not at all possible to access a [dict] from within an [mxj] object?
    • Apr 01 2013 | 1:03 pm
      Correct: at the moment, dictionaries aren't accessible to mxj.
    • Apr 01 2013 | 1:33 pm
      Damn. Thanks for the clarification.
    • Dec 14 2014 | 7:51 pm
      but, as of Max 7, dict is apparently supported by mxj. from the Max 7 refpage: "Support for using Dict objects in mxj mirrors that of the implementation for JavaScript."
    • Dec 14 2014 | 8:05 pm
      this sentence is as old as the dict object. so far it simply hasn't been true. I did not try yet with Max 7 but i believe it is not implemented. the plans at c74 are to grant java functionality the way it is, but not to implement new features.
    • Dec 15 2014 | 12:52 am
      Hi Jan, you're right. . . . i just tried with 7 and no dice. thanks for the info.
    • May 21 2016 | 8:23 pm
      You could save your dictionary as a json and use a parse it to parse it. In the same way you would get the contents of a dictionary. Correct?