[PD-dev] argc&argv and dollarexpansion

Mathieu Bouchard matju at artengine.ca
Wed Aug 23 05:34:58 CEST 2006

On Tue, 22 Aug 2006, Frank Barknecht wrote:

> I'm still undecided if "$@" or "$*" would be the preferred name, though. 
> Both mean similar things in bash, but maybe $* would be easier to 
> understand for the common Pd user, as the asterisk is in use not only in 
> bash, but as a wildcard character in general.

If you are not against introducing nested lists later on, and prefer 
staying close to bash than not, then $@ should be the one that expands the 
complete arglist inserted as separate arguments. The $* should be reserved 
for expands the arglist as one argument of type A_LIST (nested list).

(Btw, do OSX users generally know what's a * wildcard?)

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