[PD] curly braces in Pd

Alexandre Torres Porres porres at gmail.com
Sun Jan 8 06:38:35 CET 2023

I see there was a request for it some time ago but it isn't quite clear
what is the current challenge and issues


a first step to support curly braces was given at

Em sex., 6 de jan. de 2023 às 23:20, Alexandre Torres Porres <
porres at gmail.com> escreveu:

> Hi, so, I 'm working with OSC and found out in the specifications you can
> use something like /{foo,bar} to mach either /foo or /bar as addresses.
> I was able to use something like [list tosymbol] to generate '{' and '}'
> and I see that these can be stored in messages in Pd files. In fact, you
> can also type them inside a [text] object's window (even tough Pd's window
> says 'keycode 123/125: dropped').
> I see it gets saved unescaped, as in: #X msg 100 82 {;
> I'm aware curly braces were never supported and this has been discussed
> many times, but I couldn't easily find recent information why this is a
> problem.
> It's funny that as I see it now (and I didn't know) it that this is "half"
> supported. It's not that you can't use them or save in patches, it's just
> hard and you need ninja tricks.
> So, why can't Pd just support this?
> thanks
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