[PD] Cyclone in vanilla?

Derek Holzer derek at umatic.nl
Tue Apr 22 00:17:09 CEST 2008

Hi Andy,

no worries, just thinking practically rather than wishfully ;-)

Maybe some of the math-heads here can make a contest to see how much of 
a PD patch/instrument they could make using ONLY [expr] and [expr~]... 
the winner gets a Heineken and a bar of Dial soap, or something .

I only suggested this because [>~] and [<~], which I use to create basic 
square waves, were problematic during my workshops for a while, 
depending on which flavor of PD the participants installed, and also 
whether the OS (or whatever) could handle the Greater Than or Less Than 
symbol in the external object name. The only solution seemed to be to 
replace these two objects with an [expr~] in my tutorials.

Your mileage may vary.

Andy Farnell wrote:
> Yes. Please don't take this the wrong way Derek, I sincerely appreciate
> the suggestion.
> Everything can be done with [expr~], so why don't we just rename Pd
> to [expr~]? :)
> Seriously, raising one number to a power is an essential, fundamental operation
> Is there any plausible excuse for its omission from core Pd?

derek holzer ::: http://www.umatic.nl ::: http://blog.myspace.com/macumbista
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"Don't avoid what is easy"

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