I need an Output Spread with the same SpreadCount as the Input Spread, the formerly missing slices shall be of an arbitrary value (ie. 1), retaining the original order.
Try as I might, I can’t get my head wrapped around this, although I suspect the answer to possibly be trivial.
Please find attached a non-functional patch, illustrating my issue.
Thx tf, that’s a useful hint for another thing that needs to be resolved, but it won’t do in this case. I need a solution to inject slices into the Output Spread, containing an arbitrary value, in the slice positions that are left out, thus retaining the order and SpreadCount of the Input Spread.
This subpatch queries all releases of an Artist on discogs.com, on behalf of discogs there’s a limit of 100 releases per page.
Querying for “pages” evaluates the amount of pages (ie. 6) per Artist, so we know how to build the subsequent get request, which returns all relevant pages (ie. 1-6) for an Artist—when all releases fit on one page, querying for “pages” returns just a mismatch. When it’s just one page, the secondary get request must employ a different string for the “get all Artist’s releases” request, or else there’s errors abound.
Thus, left out answers (missing slices) impose problems I had to solve.
I wouldn’t subscribe to that point of view though, as I see spreads in abundance in these patches (some of them yet to make more sense). But, if you don’t mind, I’d be glad to share my thoughts with you in real time via Skype or IRC (meso/vvvv) :] …