[PD] message box issue with blank spaces

Matteo Sisti Sette matteosistisette at gmail.com
Tue Dec 8 20:43:37 CET 2009


As far as I know, some representation of the space character does exist 
in PD which can be contained in symbols.
The "proof" is that if I bang an [openpanel] and I browse to a file 
whose path contains spaces, I can send the output to a symbol atom, 
print it, use [label $1( to send it to a canvas etc and it doesn't get 
truncated. I can store it in a [symbol] and use later without issue. So 
that kind of symbol definitely exists, no matter how it is internally 

But if I send such a symbol (containing blank spaces, e.g. the output of 
an openpanel) to the following chain:

[list prepend set]
[list trim]
[ (

then the symbol IS truncated at the first space.

That is, the [set( message to a messagebox doesn't seem to handle 
correctly symbols containing a blank space.

Before I report it to the bugtracker, am I missing something?

P.S. the same results are obtained with

[set $1(
[ (

but since it involves two message boxes i thought it could be more 

Matteo Sisti Sette
matteosistisette at gmail.com

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