[PD] What exactly is a "stack overflow" ?

Frank Barknecht fbar at footils.org
Wed Dec 19 21:40:11 CET 2007

Andy Farnell hat gesagt: // Andy Farnell wrote:

> On Thu, 20 Dec 2007 01:17:33 +0900
> "hard off" <hard.off at gmail.com> wrote:
> > but yeah.  i agree.
> > 
> > [bang(
> > |
> > [until]
> > 
> > is a great name for a death metal band!
> LOL! Yeah. 

Yeah, really cool. Lets make that the t-shirt for pd~conv 2009!

> Anyway, in accordance with what you said bang-until is the one that
> is in the 0.1% of "worth thinking about safety" issues, precisely
> because it does not cause a stack overflow.

I think, that now, that the "negative numbers" bug of [until] where
negative numbers acted like a bang, is fixed in the next Pd, maybe we
should tell beginners that they can send a number into Pd when they
are unsure if their patch is stopping [until] correctly. Maybe we
should even *preach* to send numbers instead of a bang into [until] in
general? If you use a large enough number, it's "almost the same" as a
bang except that it will stop by itself at some point.

 Frank Barknecht                                     _ ______footils.org__

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