[PD] help! my patch breaks pd!

Miller Puckette mpuckett at man104-1.ucsd.edu
Fri Aug 24 19:30:10 CEST 2001

Yes, but if removing comments made the problem go away, I won't be surprised
to se the problem come right back someday...


On Thu, Aug 23, 2001 at 10:30:30PM -0400, Greg Rippin wrote:
> Hello all,
> Thank you all very much for all of your help over the last few days.  I finally managed
> to get my patch to load without dying. . .without your help, I wouldn't have had any idea
> of where to start looking for a solution.  Thanks!
> I checked all of my arrays, thinking that I might have left the "save contents" flag
> checked on some or all of them.  Not so.
> In the end, I went back and removed most of the comments from all of the subpatches, and
> thing loaded like magic.  In hindsight, I guess I should have done this earlier, since
> adding comments was one of the last things I did before this started happening.  I
> suppose that I was thinking of comments as being pretty benign, irrelevant portions of a
> patch, and that made me overlook them as possible suspects.  What could I have put in a
> comment to make it kill the entire patch?  I was pretty careful to avoid placing $'s in
> them. . .
> I suppose I should reexamine and try to streamline my patches a bit more (thanks all for
> the helpful example patches).  I'll also try to track down any uncontrolled loops that I
> may have missed.
> Thanks again, everyone.  (By the way, the name harmonanal.pd stands for harmonic
> analysis, despite whatever else it suggests...)
> Greg

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