[PD] select issues

Hans-Christoph Steiner hans at eds.org
Thu Nov 29 18:55:30 CET 2007

On Nov 29, 2007, at 12:46 PM, marius schebella wrote:

> I think [select] always worked that way since the beginning of Pd.  
> it is also the case in max. I don't know if it is a good idea to  
> change the behaviour, since it is easy to find a work around and  
> might brake patches.

If someone is relying on [select] to trim lists, that would be either  
unintentional, or some odd programming, IMHO.  I think it's worth  
it.  There have been more severe changes in the past, like atan  
switching inlets, there could be a warning like "warning passing data  
thru unchanged, this is new behavior in 0.41".

> but personally, of course I would like to see the change, at least  
> it needs to be documented. it probably was documented in the  
> original helpfile, but it is not documented in the pddp help patch.

Please add it to PDDP help patch and submit it to the tracker.  Then  
I can check it in.

> is there a workflow for changes in helppatches. how do I submit  
> changes.
> and a wish related to that topic: please keep/make helpfiles read/ 
> writeable!

chmod -R +w /Applications/Pd-extended.app/Contents/Resources/doc/


> marius.
> Hans-Christoph Steiner wrote:
>> Hmm, I suppose it should pass thru every thing unmodified on the  
>> right outlet.  Can anyone think of any problems or disadvantages  
>> of [select] just outputting the unmatched input intact on the  
>> right outlet?
>> .hc
>> On Nov 29, 2007, at 3:12 AM, marius schebella wrote:
>>> hi,
>>> I just found out, that [select] only throughputs floats and  
>>> symbols, but
>>> not lists.
>>> [1 2 3 4 5(
>>>   |
>>> [sel bla]
>>> will only output "1" on the right outlet, but not a the whole  
>>> list. that
>>> is quite a limitation. but... ok.
>>> marius.
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