[PD] newbie question about "dropped"

IOhannes m zmoelnig zmoelnig at iem.at
Mon Apr 25 14:49:04 CEST 2005

Piotr Majdak wrote:
> Hi!
> IOhannes m zmoelnig wrote:
>> but:
>>  whitespaces in filenames should be avoided anyhow
>>  on windows (the only place where i stumble across whitespaces now and 
>> then) you can use those weird "blabla~1.wav"-like filenames instead.
> I think you refer to the good-old-DOS-days. They're over now ;-)

are they really ?
the ~1.files still work (although you don't see them so easy anymore)

> I think pd should support all characters the OS does. For Win >= 2000 
> there are some special characters like ,'+-; white space and some more. 
> \/:*?"<>| are not allowed.
> But I know it's hard to implement keeping backwards compatibility to old 
> patches and/or externals...

i don't think that this is the main reason for not allowing some more 
if you allow backslash as an escaping character in pd, you will get into 
serious problems when windows users try to load "C:\files\patch.pd", or 
should it read "C:\Program\ Files\patch.pd" ? what does this mean ??

and windowsers will immediately start using backslash as directory 
delimiter, while unixers will use it as escape.

but i am really starting to talk too much about things i know too little 

sorry for all the noise


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