[PD] really annoying question about tildes~

Martin Peach martin.peach at sympatico.ca
Wed Jul 16 18:37:46 CEST 2008

Mathieu Bouchard wrote:
>If all internal classes became single external classes, as some people have 
>wished already, then you end up with bunch of classes named like [*] and 
>[/] that have to be named something in the filesystem, and so should their 
>helpfiles. Furthermore, by consistency, things closely related to the [*] 
>class should be named with a "*" in the name instead of a "mul", and things 
>closely related to [/] should be named with a "/" in the name instead of a 
>"div", and so GridFlow's [inv*] was part of a jMax-compat layer and the 
>original jMax class was called exactly [inv*] because the jMax authors 
>judged it to be so closely related to [*]. There's another way of 
>understanding the behaviour of that class, but in that case it is so 
>closely related to [/] instead.

Maybe by adding a list of aliases to the init file, arbitrarily named 
objects could be stored on a filesystem with safe names and instantiated 
using the weird name.

>>I mean why not make an external with the three-character name 
>Ctrl and Alt are not characters and don't have any character code 

That makes them so much more interesting to implement ;) Or how about 
[ctl-g], which should make the computer beep whenever you type it in...


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