Krzysztof Czaja czaja at
Wed May 22 13:55:09 CEST 2002


scrolling the html manual just two sections back I find:

``Messages in Pd consist of a selector (a symbol) and zero or more

and further above:

``It is possible to type messages which start with a number, which
cannot be used as a selector. A single number is always given the
"float" selector automatically, and a message with a number
followed by other arguments is given the selector "list".''


Juha Vehvil?inen wrote:
 > Now, wouldn't it make sense to interpret messages with
 > text as symbols, and messages with spaces as lists?
 >>dollar signs in messages seem to react strange when they get a two-part
 >>message that starts with a symbol instead of a float. In the attached
 >>patch, I used the example from the html-docs: [23 skidoo( sent to
 >>[$2 until $1( which works fine this way, but not the other way around:

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