[PD] inconsistencies in msgfile

Roman Haefeli reduzierer at yahoo.de
Thu Aug 30 21:03:31 CEST 2007

On Thu, 2007-08-30 at 12:29 -0400, Mathieu Bouchard wrote:
> 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.

sometimes i label [cnv]'s and other gui objects with symbols containing
spaces, often just because of cosmetic reasons. however, it needs a lot
of work around it, because before saving the patch, you have to send
'label empty' first, otherwise the properties of the gui completely get
screwed. and after loading the patch again, you need to set the label
again, of course.
i didn't know, that it would be such an easy fix in the source of pd. so
many people are using pd everyday, that i believe, just this little fix
would save a huge amount of man hours every year, so that it is _really_
worth it.

just my two cents.


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