Scheme / Re: [PD] permutations

Orm Finnendahl finnendahl at
Fri Jan 25 15:56:05 CET 2002

Hi Larry,

I'm quite sure that the pyrite object doesn't exist any more. It was
written for the 68k Mac and to my knowledge never got ported to
PowerPC. After that, James McCartney started to develop SuperCollider,
which has a very similar syntax as the former pyrite object (something
between C,smalltalk and lisp).

Thanks for the hint concerning your external. I definetely will have a
look at it. In general, I'm very interested in such things as I would
like to interface pd with all sorts of external programs and already
started to code some of this. Maybe we could discuss what is needed
here on the list?

Yours, Orm

Am Freitag, den 25. Januar 2002 um 08:55:34 Uhr (-0500) schrieb Larry Troxler:
> On Fri, 25 Jan 2002, Orm Finnendahl wrote:
> >
> > P.S.: I have to admit that I prefer a text based approach to solving
> > problems like this, as I find it more comprehensible to read
> >
> >   for (i=max;((i > 0)&&(!found-first)); i--) ...
> >
> > than to clutter the patch with int and +1 and trigger and until boxes
> > just in order to implement a simple loop. That's probably, why I made
> > code externals and after a while switched to James Mc'Cartneys
> > "pyrite" object for Max (some sort of programming language with
> > embedded text editor in a max object) before more or less ending the
> > Max business altogether some 6 years ago. But that's probably poison
> > for a pd-list =:-)
> I too, find that graphical programming is the wrong tool for things like
> this. Can you tell more about pyrite? I have never used Max.
> I have made an extern that lets me write externs in Scheme for cases like
> this. It's at but needs some work. I'll try to
> post a new version soon.
> But, I would like to know what similar things Max has, out of curiosity.
> Larry Troxler

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