[PD] symbolatom: why does it not allow to type spaces?

Mathieu Bouchard matju at artengine.ca
Mon Dec 10 22:34:02 CET 2007

On Mon, 10 Dec 2007, Roman Haefeli wrote:

> since one can even open a file containing spaces in the path from pd, it
> would actually make sense, if symbolatom would support that. i can't
> think of a case, where supporting spaces would break anything (or am i
> overseeing something?).

It would only break externals that rely on lack of spaces in any way, and 
only if supposing that you weren't already using some other way of 
producing the spaces.

about spaces, those that break are: [netsend], [print], [textfile], ... 
anything using atom_string().

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