[PD] inconsistencies in msgfile

Mathieu Bouchard matju at artengine.ca
Thu Aug 30 18:29:27 CEST 2007

On Thu, 30 Aug 2007, zmoelnig at iem.at wrote:

> i have not checked that now, but i am pretty sure, that it does support 
> files with spaces. however, there is a limitation (that can be worked 
> around) on pd's ability to create a symbol containing spaces.

It can also be fixed. If you edit the source code of pd, you only have to 
change two lines to fix the saving of spaces in symbols, but somehow so 
far it has been easier for everybody to write several hundred mails about 
the topic instead, and figuring out workarounds, teaching workshop 
students about not using spaces, and pondering whether it's a bug at all 
and how to think of it as a feature.

Pd might be Open-Source and all it implies, but for that particular case 
(and some other particular cases) it just feels like it's a regular 
freeware in which the author has lost the source code in a hard disk crash 
several years ago...

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