array of Atoms
I want to create an array of atoms that I can reuse. I put a handle in my object structure and I assign the memory at instantiating time that way:
x->array_out = (t_atom *)getbytes(cell_nb * 2 * sizeof(t_atom));
but it does not seem to work, I hang Max all the time.
Any help is welcome, I need the object to be Max4.6 compatible so new methods are forbidden ;-
Are you sure cell_nb isn’t too large for getbytes? Does it return a valid pointer, or 0?
cell_nb is 32, so it is plenty within the range (512 byte only). I do seem to get a proper pointer but this code seem to be th problem.
I’ll continue to investigate, but this code worked fine before, so I am quite puzzled…
…tried running it in runtime under the debugger?
tried it, and I made it work by doing this instead:
strangely it did not accepted x->array_out[j] as a (t_atom *)
I am quite surprised by this but it sorted my problem…
thanks for your help
I’m surprised the compiler didn’t give you a warning with the first code.
is the same as this:
but it is not the same as this:
(note the &)
Glad you got it figured out…
Tim, I am so ashamed… such a midget mistake, thanks for pointing it !
No need to be ashamed — this kind of pointer snafu in the C language is part of the reason that so many other languages have been invented, and why C makes so many people run in the opposite direction. It snags us all from time to time…
Thanks for the reassuring word ;-)
Btw I did not get the error before because ext_obex.h was not included in my code. It was still compiling but the external was very unstable…