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sprintf formatting with quotes

Jun 10 2013 | 10:17 am

I am attempting to create an instance of sprintf that always formats a section of the message with quotations around it

right now I have this as my sprintf object
sprintf script newobject newobj @text "%s" @patching_rect 20. 500. 50. 20. @varname icecreamery222

BUT the problem with this is even though I type in "%s", after I click outside of the sprintf object it reduces the "%s" to %s, how can I format this/use sprintf in such a way that it will preserve the quotation marks? I can’t use the symout argument as this will put quotations around the entire string when it only need have quotes around a chunk in the middle of the message

Jun 10 2013 | 10:34 am

a symbol only has the double quotes when there’s a space, so "%s" shouldn’t exists. You can just combines the strings with prepend/append.

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Jun 23 2013 | 11:32 pm

hey thanks.. this is exactly what I needed.

Apr 04 2014 | 2:52 pm

I am trying to send a long list of numbers through OSC and "tosymbol" only accepts 256 chars at the timje. Is there a way to add quotes to large lists?


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