I am interested in TCP/IP communication from the Unix server to the Pure Data. I have it realized using sockets on the Unix server side, and netclient on the Pure Data side. I exploited the chat-server tutorial for this.
Now the problem lies that the server is streaming the data out as a "string" message delimited with ";"
My question is, is there a way to send something other than string message to Pure Data, like byte-stream or serialized number stream? Can Pure Data receive such messages?
Since string takes too many bytes to transfer, for example number "1024;" is already 5 bytes, while any integer number is just 4 bytes.