MIN: How to convert atom reference to int


    Jan 27 2022 | 2:26 am
    This feels like a silly question, but I couldn't figure out how to do it.
    When you read a value from a dictionary, the type is an atom reference. If I know the value for that key is an integer, how can I convert it from an atom reference to an int? The only solution I could make work is to convert it to a string first.
    dict d(args[0]); int myInt = std::stoi(std::to_string(d["myInt"]));
    I feel like there's probably a better way and I'm missing something obvious.
    Appreciate any tips.

    • Jan 27 2022 | 3:39 pm
      I'm sure there are other ways, but does this work:int i = atom(d["key"]);
    • Jan 27 2022 | 3:44 pm
      maybe this is safer and more c++ like:
      int y = static_cast<int>(static_cast<atom>(d["key"]));