[PD] (breaking symbols) was Re: find a list of numbers in a text file

Jonathan Wilkes jancsika at yahoo.com
Sun Sep 11 03:25:29 CEST 2011

----- Original Message -----
> From: Mathieu Bouchard <matju at artengine.ca>
> To: Jonathan Wilkes <jancsika at yahoo.com>
> Cc: Frank Barknecht <fbar at footils.org>; "pd-list at iem.at" <pd-list at iem.at>
> Sent: Saturday, September 10, 2011 3:40 PM
> Subject: Re: [PD] (breaking symbols) was Re: find a list of numbers in a text file
> On Fri, 9 Sep 2011, Jonathan Wilkes wrote:
>>>  "" = really an empty string (just like the &s_ given by 
> A_DEFSYMBOL, that you nearly can't produce otherwise)
>>  [symbol(
> And also if you do $1 inside of a DOLLSYM, you will get a default empty string, 
> though not separately, because it joins it to another symbol.
> However, if you write $1$2 as a DOLLSYM and the abstraction has no arguments, 
> you will produce the empty symbol without using any objects to do so (other the 
> abstraction that you just made, and the object you are passing this argument 
> to).
>>  Also, how do you go about converting all the places in the current 
> documentation where comments have quotes in them?
> I don't know. Very good point. Writing the symbol foo as "foo" 
> with the doublequotes is allowed, but would be canonically converted to just foo 
> again, because atom_string would figure that it does not benefit from having the 
> double-quotes...
> We need a comment type in which the whole comment is a single symbol,

Is there a limit on the size of a symbol?

> all of the 
> time. Its code needs to be more separated from parsed-text boxes such as 
> objectboxes and messageboxes, while currently, nearly all of the code is shared.
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