[PD] Cyclone in vanilla?

Andy Farnell padawan12 at obiwannabe.co.uk
Thu Apr 24 19:51:14 CEST 2008

On Thu, 24 Apr 2008 18:17:29 +0100
Claude Heiland-Allen <claudiusmaximus at goto10.org> wrote:

> > Since it would be in core how about ^ or **  
> ^ is usually bitwise XOR (in C, and Pd's expr).

I think the presence in [expr~] is enough to exclude that option.

> ** is used for powers in a number of languages (Haskell, Fortran too I 
> think).

It's a strong choice notwithstanding:

> But, there is the potential confusion of [pow][pow~][**][**~], it would 
> be nice if the signal version of maths behaved the same as the 
> non-signal maths with the same name (confusing if [pow] exists but the 
> signal equivalent is [**~]).

This would mean breaking backwards with Cyclone. It would also be a nasty 
break because patches would simply fail to compute correctly rather than
throwing any kind of detectable error. 

However, for my vote I am ready to take this step. Cyclones ordering
really seems to be in error. x^y seems natural to put the exponent in the
second argument.

Use the source

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