I am planning to make a musical device in Max that will read poker hand histories, splitting the text files into various chunks. I will use various parts of the text files to generate music or modulation parameters. In the example below, i have a list of 9 seats from the hand history text file and wish to split this into individual lines and store in a Coll object. My problem is that i can get seat 1 to appear fine when you bang the Coll, but cannot get the rest of the seats into the coll in the same format - i know the problem is the [zl iter 4], which only looks for 4 chunks of data to put into each line in the coll. Obviously when it gets to Seat 2, because "The Rumblist" is two chunks this line is actually 5 items.
My question is, is there a way round this, i.e. can i dynamically read in the list and get it into the coll in the correct manner?? Obviously I could format all the hand histories text files so that, for example, "The Rumblist" is re written as "TheRumblist", but i'd like to not have to do that!
Any help greatly appreciated!