[PD] What is the purpose of iemgui_raute2dollar

Ivica Bukvic ico at vt.edu
Mon Nov 2 04:57:42 CET 2015

Right, but this function does not do that, it explicitly replaces # with $.
What does # have to do with anything? Are you saying # is being substituted
for $ to preserve it? Even so, this still makes no sense because if you
create an iemgui object (pick one), then add a label with only a "#" in it.
Once you click apply, you get $ on the label instead. Reopening properties
provides you with a label that is equal to $, so  this sounds like a bug to
me that does some sort of one-way mangling that needs to be fixed and more
so, it seems to me there should be a different ascii character used to
preserve $, one that does not exist in the regular text-based ascii
chars... e.g. in pd-l2ork we use \t to substitute for \n and thus preserve
endlines in comments and other places.

On Sun, Nov 1, 2015 at 10:33 PM, Jonathan Wilkes <jancsika at yahoo.com> wrote:

> Because Pd's parser is likely to eat up a "$" followed by a number as a
> banking
> fee to pay the cost of sending messages.  :)
> Send this from the GUI:
> (canvas_addy) obj 0 0 clip $1 $2
> and it becomes this in Pd:
> [clip 0 0]
> There's also sys_decodeddialog/sys_encodedialog that is used for
> canvas_find.
> Additionally, I think you may have added another parser inside s_main
> to separate filenames in Pd-l2ork (although that one doesn't have anything
> to do with dollarsigns).
> I have not yet decided where I want to add my own parser for the GUI port.
> I think a Pratt parser for message-box math would be neat.
> -Jonathan
> On Sunday, November 1, 2015 9:38 PM, Ivica Bukvic <ico at vt.edu> wrote:
> I presume this may pertain primarily to IOhannes and Miller,
> I am trying to figure out what is the purpose of raute2dollar in iemgui
> objects? On an obvious level the function replaces # with an $ in a send,
> receive, and label symbols. Why is this necessary? Personally, I cannot
> think of a reason why it would be, but then again, I may very well be
> missing something...
> Best,
> Ico
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