std library use in C++ external (eg std::string and std::stoull)

    Jul 04 2013 | 12:55 am
    Hi, for synchronisation, I need to send an unsigned long long to my external. I currently compile as .cpp (which works fine if you simply cast the object as a (t_object*)) however, although I can get the unsigned lon long into the object (as a message) I can;t seem to convert it to unsigned long long using std::stoull and std::string also gives problems why is that? how could the standard library added/used? or is tehre a workaround?
    void synchroniser_offset(t_synchroniser *x, t_symbol *s, long argc, t_atom *argv) { long i; t_atom *ap;
    post("message selector is %s",s->s_name); //here s->s_name is the value I'm interested in converting to unsigned long long ... }

    • Jul 04 2013 | 1:07 am
      okay, so I seem to have got somewhere using; #include
      post("message selector is %s",s->s_name); unsigned long long ul = strtoull (s->s_name, NULL, 0); post("unsigned %llu ", ul);
      perhaps it's using the C version of the standard library? being careful to use C-string types, not std::string s?
      but the code above works. Any comments appreciated though so I understand why the issue arose.
    • May 21 2015 | 1:06 pm
      more of a postscipt here, in case anyone comes across this, you cast to a t_class not a t_object to use cpp within max external:
      t_myobject *x = (t_myobject *)object_alloc((t_class*)myobject_class)
      and the external is [myobject]
    • May 27 2015 | 11:02 pm
      You are creating an instance of your class. It can be cast as a t_myobject or a t_object if you want because the first item in your t_myobject struct is a t_object *.
    • May 27 2015 | 11:24 pm
      thanks Emmanuel. how about the (t_class*) part of the above? that's how I tend to use a cpp extension and have C++ classes included in the external. My last comment is just trying to provide the correct information on doing that.