[PD] Symbol atom showing backslashes

Christof Ressi info at christofressi.com
Mon Jan 25 23:20:42 CET 2021

The display of the escaping backslash is certainly a bug... I thought 
there already was a bug report. If not, would you file one? ;-)

On 25.01.2021 22:43, Alexandre Torres Porres wrote:
> Em seg., 25 de jan. de 2021 às 17:47, Roman Haefeli 
> <reduzent at gmail.com <mailto:reduzent at gmail.com>> escreveu:
>     I think it got introduced in 0.51, btw.
> but the escape mechanism was always there, I can see it in Pd Extended 
> 0.42 that it escapes \$0, I guess it got "fixed" and expanded to all 
> cases recently.
>     > Is there a reason why symbol atoms add a backslash in front of
>     > spaces?
> I see that it doesn't make much sense in a symbol box, where 
> everything is a symbol.
> I once opened an issue because I was hoping I could type an unescaped 
> "$0-x" symbol inside a symbol box, so it could come out as an expanded 
> symbol. One could be able to explicitly type the escape character if 
> wanted. Anyway, just bringing that also to the table.
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