Using punctuation in COLL?

    Feb 06 2012 | 7:08 am
    Hi, Just a quick one,
    Im storing questions in a COLL and answers in another, but due to (,) being used to index the items My questions dont read correctly.
    is there a way to put commas in?

    • Feb 06 2012 | 7:36 am
    • Feb 06 2012 | 10:09 pm
      Thanks a lot!!
    • Feb 07 2012 | 12:01 pm
      Just played about with this a little more, and while i can get it use commas in the max window, I cant get it to display in a message box or text window properly.
      I get;
      'this is what I get displayed when i try to use a comma/,'
      any ideas how to get it to displayed in the patch corrctly as it needs to be seen by the user.
    • Feb 07 2012 | 2:00 pm
      Two ugly and ridiculous solutions. It's time to get some kind of string datatype in Max instead of loosing time imagining such workarounds:
    • Feb 07 2012 | 7:08 pm
      I imagine that adding another fundamental data type is a huge undertaking. There would be a _lot_ of objects to update.
      Here's another solutions:
    • Feb 08 2012 | 3:17 pm
      Chris, in both your sprintf solution and my "atoi/itoa", we need to add another workaround (like a route symbol) to get rid of the prepended "symbol" in case there is no space in the "string" stored in the coll.
      I agree that adding a string datatype is a lot of work, but I'm sure it would be usefull.
      Another trick, sligthly lighter, would be to use a umenu, with backslashes before the commas, to store and display the strings (soo much fun for a comma :-) :
    • Feb 09 2012 | 1:54 pm
      thanks for the replys i used a bit of each patch to get the desired results.
      sorry cant post patch, im at work.