[PD-dev] mystery type generated by [list trim]

Mathieu Bouchard matju at artengine.ca
Sun Oct 29 22:43:49 CET 2006

On Sun, 29 Oct 2006, Hans-Christoph Steiner wrote:

> Therefore "1234" should always be a numeric atom.  I think that the type 
> system should prevent this from happening, but maybe its also possible 
> to fix the objects that are creating this mystery type.  So far its 
> [makefilename] and [dumpOSC]. But perhaps it would me nice to be able to 
> use a numeric atom in a symbol message, I seem to recall that being 
> useful sometimes.  But that should probably be tested out in examples.

IMHO instead fix [print], messagebox, the .pd file format saver, and other 
things that turn symbols to literals, so that they always turn symbols 
into symbol literals, so that when they are parsed again, they would be 
symbols again.

However, with the current syntax and file format, this is not possible. 
Someone has to make a decision to change the syntax so that it is possible 
to write a symbol made of all digits (for example, using "").

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