[PD] keycode 92: dropped

Alexandre Porres porres at gmail.com
Sat Apr 17 08:28:51 CEST 2010

>if i put 92 through [makefilename %c]

oh, 44 gives back wierd stuff too "\\,"

2010/4/17 Mathieu Bouchard <matju at artengine.ca>

>  I've been complaining that we should be able to use "$0" in messages for
>> the sake of simplicity. Apparently you can if you use "\" before it...
>> BUT... Pd does not allow you to write it... as if it REALLY did not want you
>> to do it...
> there are many things wrong with the backslash. if i put 92 through
> [makefilename %c] it makes two backslashes. if I use it as a $1 inside of a
> symbol it becomes four backslashes. if I try to print it, it becomes 8
> backslashes (unless GridFlow is loaded, because it installs its own
> [print]).
> Those hacks probably all come from trying to fix a backslash bug by brute
> force. By fixing the bug in three places, you cancel one of the original
> bugs by three new bugs opposite to the original one, so, whether that
> original bug shows up, you can get up to three new bugs stacked on each
> other, and then, most of the original bugs are still there (iemgui labels
> still can't take backslashes, etc).
> That's just the backslashes... Keycode 123 is actually much more dangerous.
>  _ _ __ ___ _____ ________ _____________ _____________________ ...
> | Mathieu Bouchard, Montréal, Québec. téléphone: +1.514.383.3801
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