[PD] Array indexing for the wind and the birds

Mathieu Bouchard matju at artengine.ca
Thu Oct 25 22:54:29 CEST 2007

On Wed, 24 Oct 2007, Jamie Bullock wrote:

> http://lists.puredata.info/pipermail/pd-list/2007-09/053892.html
> ...unless you are interested in the philosophical aspects of whether
> crashing is a feature of pd, and the meaning of "unexpected" in the
> context of the following:
>>> "init" is one of many messages that Pd and its gui send back and 
>>> forth, which aren't intended to have any user-level functionality... 
>>> of course, some of those messages like "connect" have proved useful at 
>>> the user level; but none of them are guaranteed to do anything useful 
>>> or even to be safe.  The only one that's "supported" is "dsp" for 
>>> turning audio computation on and off.

You can crash pd, or the equivalent thereof, banging a [until] without 
anything else. Now what? Yes, it would be better if neither [until] nor 
self-deletions would ever cause problems nor ever had gotchas, but both 
[until] and self-deletions are in use right now and people can learn how 
to ensure that they don't crash, and it didn't take *them* any guarantee 
from any authority, and not even an impression of foolproof safety, 
authority or not.

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