[PD] newbie question about "dropped"

Hans-Christoph Steiner hans at eds.org
Tue Apr 26 01:41:43 CEST 2005

My vote is for \! (The ! is not meant to be escaped 8-] ).  Maybe we  
could start a fund drive, and who ever successfully implements \  
escaping would win the prize.


On Apr 25, 2005, at 9:10 AM, Thomas Grill wrote:

>> i don't think that this is the main reason for not allowing some more  
>> characters.
>> 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 ??
> Hmm, i don't understand... what's the problem about an encoding  
> "C:\\Program\ Files\\patch.pd", or as used in pd "C:/Program\  
> Files/patch.pd" ?
> It's not only about filenames... as symbols can hold all possible  
> characters, we (or me at least) would also like to enter it in the  
> patch editor. There are numerous applications (like a text-based  
> composition that i'm working on now) that would profit from this  
> possibility.
>> and windowsers will immediately start using backslash as directory  
>> delimiter, while unixers will use it as escape.
> Since i use Windows, OSX and Linux, also with mounted volumes across  
> system-boundaries, i don't see why others shouldn't be able to handle  
> that.
> I really can't think of why \ should be dropped if it's possible to  
> use it as _the_ common-place escape character. Maybe someone can  
> enlighten me about Miller's possible reasons to do so.
> But there's always the devel branch where such things can be tried  
> out...
> best greetings,
> Thomas
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