[PD] re: set message?

Mathieu Bouchard matju at sympatico.ca
Sat Nov 20 20:25:01 CET 2004

On Sat, 20 Nov 2004, ix wrote:
> On Sat, Nov 20, 2004 at 06:57:34PM +0000, ix at replic.net wrote:
> wait, if you can use backslashes in messages, is tehre a reason you
> can't type them in?

Possibly an obsolete reason, or maybe it's because quoting strings the
naive way and sending them to sys_vgui would fail if backslashes are not
backslashed themselves, because then the backslashes may disappear or
cause a syntax/parse error if the backslash is at the end of the string
(and thus would become followed directly by a close-brace or

but in any case I wouldn't allow them directly like that; I have a plan to
make Pd more "syntaxful" and it involves taking the three special
characters and give them special meanings, having to do with nested lists
as well as quoting special characters so that [tot] becomes simpler and
likewise embedding python ruby scheme etc code in a pd patch becomes

Mathieu Bouchard -=- Montréal QC Canada -=- http://artengine.ca/matju

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