[PD] escape space character

Hans-Christoph Steiner hans at eds.org
Mon Feb 9 04:05:31 CET 2009

On Feb 8, 2009, at 9:29 AM, Mathieu Bouchard wrote:

> On Sat, 7 Feb 2009, y wrote:
>> "I'm against adding a general escape mechanism, because I think it's
>> better to find a design that obviate teh need for it..."
> see also:
>  http://lists.puredata.info/pipermail/pd-list/2005-07/029546.html
>  http://lists.puredata.info/pipermail/pd-list/2005-07/029556.html
> Basically, it's really rare among popular programming languages to  
> get away with not having some kind of escape mechanism or else  
> something nearly equivalent to an escape mechanism which isn't  
> taking much more room than a plain string.
> In Pd, your only way to handle this without editing .pd files in a  
> text editor, is to use multiple objects just for constructing the  
> string... and before Pd 0.40 it also required externals.

Do you have any examples of full-fledged languages that don't have an  
escaping mechanism?



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