[PD] really annoying question about tildes~

Roman Haefeli reduzierer at yahoo.de
Wed Jul 16 15:37:09 CEST 2008

On Wed, 2008-07-16 at 09:25 -0400, Martin Peach wrote:
> Roman Haefeli wrote:
> > On Wed, 2008-07-16 at 13:09 +0200, IOhannes m zmoelnig wrote:
> >> (the only difference i know of is troubles with 
> >> special-characters when using single-object externals)
> > 
> > there is also the issue, that aliases are not (completely) supported by
> > pd-extended, afaik.
> Seems to me weird characters always cause trouble somewhere along the 
> line. Why not rename them [lt~] and [gt~]? Then there's something in 
> gridflow I think that actually uses * in its name, I mean why not make 
> an external with the three-character name  [ctl-alt-del]?
> Martin

why not calling them [greater_than_tilde] and [less_than_tilde] ?

anyway, the alias problem is not related to 'weird' (whoever decides,
which are considered weird and which not) characters. when loading
mulit-class externals, all the names get registered, so that pd already
knows about the name, when instantiating an alias. in pd-extended, it
works as well, but you have to first load the external by its original
name, so that the alias gets registeredl. if you first try to
instantiate by the alias name, then pd doesn't know what external to
load. (sorry, if i use wrong terminology here and 'to register' means
something different).


Der frühe Vogel fängt den Wurm. Hier gelangen Sie zum neuen Yahoo! Mail: http://mail.yahoo.de

More information about the Pd-list mailing list