Version 2.4.0 of the node-red-contrib-blockly is available in the palette
This version contains the following changes:
New block to convert a buffer to a list:
New block to convert a list to a buffer:
Copy-paste blocks between Blockly nodes:
And also thanks to the charming ladies of the Blockly team at Google to assist me to get the plugin-cross-tab-copy-paste up and running in Node-RED!
Have fun with this,
And here's what the new buffer <> list blocks look like
demonstrating that we can now easily use the more comprehesive list blocks to manipulate data and then convert back (if required)
[edit}Will come in vey useful in my MQTT broker project
The ability to copy / paste blocks from one node to another will revolutionise the use of Blockly
As it means we can construct useful functions and just copy/paste them into a node whenever they are needed.
Now, I know what all you function node people are saying - how come its taken so long!
Just to say, stuff like this wasn't considered important when it was just kids writing little games using Scratch and it's taken a while before its made it to the top of the ToDo list
But I'm VERY happy its now here