[PD] why no quoting mechanism?

Andy Farnell padawan12 at obiwannabe.co.uk
Wed Feb 4 16:20:57 CET 2009

Closely related to this issue, as far as I know it is still not
possible to create certain characters in Pd at all. I forget now whether it
was a backslash, foreslash or maybe colon, but last time I tried using all
manner of ridiculous substitutions and [makefilename] with ascii
character codes, and still couldn't do it.

We really do need a mechanism to move past this.

On Wed, 4 Feb 2009 10:11:34 -0500
Hans-Christoph Steiner <hans at eds.org> wrote:

> I know this has been discussed before, but I just wanted to throw this  
> question out there again:  why doesn't Pd have a quoting mechanism?  I  
> think Max uses regular "" double quotes and I haven't heard too many  
> complaints.  What are the pitfalls or hangups?  Perhaps its related to  
> Pd not having an escape mechanism.
> Is it just a matter of someone implementing it, or is there something  
> else?
> .hc
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