[PD] newbie question about "dropped"
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
>> 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
>> 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
> 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
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