i posted this abstraction already in a pd-extended thread. but since it is a vanilla abstraction i will better post it here. it has the basic functionality from [coll], and perhaps i will add some features in the future.
it makes use of the list sort and select symbol methods that i discovered recently. the sort function works only with the keys yet, and also only if the keys are just numbers. it would be nice for also sorting values if it is possible to change the search arguments from [text search] with messages: vColl.pd