[PD] newbie question about "dropped"

libero.mureddu3 at fastwebnet.it libero.mureddu3 at fastwebnet.it
Tue Apr 26 15:20:26 CEST 2005

I sent another post with a mistake because I didn´t remember how worked the
original patch, so I repeat here why I need the backslash.
I started pure data trying to port some patches that I did with MaxMSP. One
of these has an "expr" object with the following syntax:
expr 440 * pow(2\,0.583333)
or, in another point:
expr pow(2\,$f1)
where 2 is the mantissa and, separated by a backslash and a comma, 
there is the exponent.
But, looking at the "pow" help file, I have realized that I can separate
the two elements just with a comma and a space, so...
Thanks for your help, even if it was completely a newbie question!!!
Best regards
Libero Mureddu

>-- Original Message --
>To: libero.mureddu3 at fastwebnet.it
>Subject: Re: [PD] newbie question about "dropped"
>Date: Mon, 25 Apr 2005 08:58:06 +0200 (CEST)
>From: zmoelnig at iem.at
>Cc: pd-list at iem.at
>Zitiere libero.mureddu3 at fastwebnet.it:
>> Hello!
>> I'm a new user of pure-data.
>> I'm using the last Hans-Christoph Steiner version Pd-0.38-2hcs0 on a
>> ibook
>> g3 800, and I cannot put a backslash in a patch. I receive the message
>> "dropped".
>since you get such a nice message, you might eventually wonder whether this
>behaviour is on purpose.
>and indeed it is.
>why would anybody want to use backslashes ?
>most likely, even with turning the dropping off by hacking the source code,
>will not be able to use it as an escape character.
>in the current state of pd, escaping characters is totally unresolved.
>apart from that, i am an oldie user and i never really needed to type
>backslashes (but i admit that it might be weird when you first come to it)

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