pointer at the begening of coll

    May 10 2006 | 7:20 am

    • May 10 2006 | 9:49 am
      i think i use 'end, next' to do the same thing..
      a thing i personally don't like about coll is that it simply returns nothing if a symbol key is not present. For these kinds of issues there are workarounds, however inelegant they may sometimes seem, and since coll is an ancient and venerable object (has it been around since the beginning ??) i think it is very unlikely that there will be any major changes to it...
      you can always make your own wrapper-abstraction around coll and make it as elegant as you wish..
    • May 10 2006 | 11:45 am
      message [start, bang] to coll object.
      Please note: this message appears to be not documented any more on .pdf documentation but it always remains the possibility to watch (and check) messages to objects by alt-ctrl-clic on the object itself in edit mode. HTH, sincerely
    • May 10 2006 | 12:04 pm
      i knew about that short cut but i didn't think of checking for a start message with coll... i'll have a look at that, thanks