[sldev] Prim metadata formats was Re: LSL initiated Prim metadata...

Jason Giglio gigstaggart at gmail.com
Wed Feb 28 09:23:50 PST 2007

Argent Stonecutter wrote:
> llSetExperimentalAttribute(list attribute);
> Where attribute is a list of type-value pairs, describing the serialized 
> format for the attribute, eg: 
> [ATTR_U8,taste,ATTR_F32,angle,ATTR_F32,wobble].
> Or:
> llSetExperimentalAttribute(string format, list attribute);
> Where format is a string like "U8,F32,F32" that describes the format of 
> the attribute.
> That way when the capability goes into production the prim data will be 
> in the right format, and the client code will already be seeing and 
> interpreting the data in Linden Labs' preferred format.

That's acceptable, I guess.  LSL can't enforce type checking on those 
types though, so I don't see that it gains much of anything.


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