[PD] newbie question about "dropped"

Marius Schebella marius.schebella at chello.at
Mon Apr 25 16:16:51 CEST 2005

I think allowing all characters and having an escape mechanism are two 
different problems? and dropping the backslash is another problem.
And messages and objectboxes are yet another problem?
since it is not possible until now to have a backslash in message boxes - 
which I still don´t know why, there should´nt be much backwards 
compatibility problems if all backslashes in the future are escape 
allowing all characters is mainly a transportability problem between 
various character sets, but since it is already possible to use special 
characters in iem-guis, or when editing patches with a text-editor, that 
should´nt be a big problem either.
I think, I have seen backslashes in objectboxes. In that case there will be 
a backswards compatibility if the same escape mechanism is used in object 
boxes. So what I am talking about is only, that it would be nice to be able 
to output every string out of a message box.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Piotr Majdak" <piotr at majdak.com>
To: "IOhannes m zmoelnig" <zmoelnig at iem.at>
Cc: <pd-list at iem.at>; "derek holzer" <derek at x-i.net>; 
<libero.mureddu3 at fastwebnet.it>
Sent: Monday, April 25, 2005 2:42 PM
Subject: Re: [PD] newbie question about "dropped"

> 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 ;-)
> 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...
> Piotr Majdak
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