[PD] Fwd: Bug entering '{' characters WAS: who is using [entry]?

Mathieu Bouchard matju at artengine.ca
Fri Nov 16 20:01:16 CET 2007

On Fri, 16 Nov 2007, Hans-Christoph Steiner wrote:

> yeah, that's a known bug throughout Pd.  I wonder if you send {}
> whether that works?  Is it only an unmatched { that causes the
> problem?  I suppose the text widget should filter those out then.

If you backslash them then Tcl will recognise them. The lock-up problem is 
that Tcl is waiting forever to get a matching close-brace. Backslashes 
"literalise" those characters. Backslashes themselves can be literalised 

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