[PD] no more Nan display in Pd, why?

Alexandre Torres Porres porres at gmail.com
Tue May 17 19:00:50 CEST 2016


one other thing

inf is still output without any issue, an atom box will "print" and output
"inf" and you can click on it and change it back to a number and keep
scrolling numbers with it.

now, if an atom number box receives a 'nan', it freezes on that number...
so it's confusing, you can't keep scrolling it, you have to know it was a
'nan' and click on it and change it back to a number. So it's only like it
is not displaying 'nan', but still behaves so...

By the way, the number atom box still outputs "nan" and you can check it
with a [print] object.

So yeah, it looks like a bug :)

but a bug in the atom number box...

*And now about the "number2" GUI:*

it also does not print "nan" as it used to... but differently than the atom
box, it *doesn't* output "nan", it outputs again the last number... so you
can keep scrolling with it...

Now, about number2 and "inf".

It does not print "inf", it does print '1e+37'... and it doesn't output
anything, if you try and print something from its output, nothing comes

this is an old behaviour and i consider it a bug! It should behave in the
same way as the atom number box


2016-05-17 13:34 GMT-03:00 Miller Puckette <msp at ucsd.edu>:

> Hmm... something seems horribly wrong... I'll find some time tomight to
> look
> closer.
> thanks
> M
> On Tue, May 17, 2016 at 01:13:37PM -0300, Alexandre Torres Porres wrote:
> > Howdy, the newer versions of Pd filter out "Nan" in number/atom boxes,
> > right? Pd-Extended 0.42 and Pd-L2ork still output 'nan' in atom boxes,
> > btw...
> >
> > Anyway, why is that? If 'nan' were not allowed in general in Pd, that'd
> > make sense, but it's only in atom/number boxes, 'nan'is still output and
> > can be printed...
> >
> > one thing i dont like about this is that the display will output the last
> > value instead of an error or a 'nan' output, even though 'nan' is still
> > output.
> >
> > check patch attached
> >
> > cheers
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