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

Hans-Christoph Steiner hans at eds.org
Wed Dec 26 22:40:42 CET 2007

On Dec 19, 2007, at 1:17 AM, Mathieu Bouchard wrote:

> On Tue, 18 Dec 2007, Chris McCormick wrote:
>> On Tue, Dec 18, 2007 at 06:32:00PM -0500, Mathieu Bouchard wrote:
>>> 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.
>> I am curious as to whether you have ever discussed this with Miller,
> Perhaps, perhaps not, I don't remember and it does not matter.
>> or submitted a nice clean atomic patch to fix it and see if he  
>> accepts
>> it into his version?
> You know that I haven't, you don't need to ask. I can't write nice  
> and clean patches anyway.
>> Is it in the bug tracker anywhere?
> I can't make my 6666 interdependent changes all into nice and clean  
> atomic patches. It would take forever. You haven't thought about  
> the logistics of it and then you think that it would really work.  
> The diff submission process doesn't upscale.

But you could submit some key ones, and they would be greatly  
appreciated additions to Pd.


>> Or is the fix available in Desire Data for Miller to pull into his  
>> own version if he wants?
> Since when does Miller do that?...
>> Not criticising you at all,
> Oh, you could do it all you like.
>> just curious about whether we can make Pd development more  
>> constructive than it has been in the past.
> Then maybe you could look in the past and see what people said when  
> they were thinking about how to make Pd development more  
> constructive than it was in the past of that past.
>> It would be wonderful to see some of your hard work get into  
>> Miller's Pd
> Lol.
>> I know that you have been frustrated by this in the past,
> Yeah, but the past is the past, and nowadays I'm much more at peace  
> with the facts, and I just understand that you're going to be  
> frustrated in the future.
>> but my intentions are to have better software, not to annoy you.
> It's ok.
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