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

Mathieu Bouchard matju at artengine.ca
Wed Dec 19 00:32:00 CET 2007

On Fri, 14 Dec 2007, Hans-Christoph Steiner wrote:

>>>> how do you put a literal dollarsign within labels?
>>> Donno, any suggestions?
>> backslash it!
> Pd doesn't support backslashes.

Because you have to make it support backslashes first.

>>>> what about open-bracket?
>>> This one has stumped me, and I've asked a bit in #tcl, but no luck.
>> backslash it!
> If it was just a backslash, do you think I'd be asking?

I don't know what's going in your mind. With what you just said, I'm sort 
of surprise that you don't just say again that Pd doesn't support 

The other bug is in t_tkcmd.c, because there Miller wrote in 656 lines of 
C what takes ~10 lines in pure Tcl, including trying to preemptively parse 
Tcl commands instead of asking Tcl to do it, and getting it wrong whenever 
braces are backslashed.

>> 123 is not a bracket, it's a brace. But for either the solution is the 
>> same: backslash it!
> Sorry, brackets "[]" work fine

In your original question I believe you said that you were using 
doublequotes, in which case [] need backslashes. They don't need them when 
inside braces.

> and close curly bracket "}" works fine

I expect close-brace (as it is normally called) to fail at least 
sometimes, in the process of backslashing it, when using t_tkcmd.c, using 
certain combinations of backslashed and non-backslashed braces, but I'm 
not sure. I won't try it, but as long as you wish to keep using t_tkcmd.c, 
you will have to think about this.

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