Bug Report w/ example : Clippings don't like "&" character

Oct 5, 2006 at 4:50am

Bug Report w/ example : Clippings don't like "&" character

1. Unzip the two patches in your “clippings” folder… they (the patches) are identical in every respect but name.

2. Paste in “variables_send_list.pat”, should work fine.

3.Now try pasting in [via clipping] “variables&send&list.pat”… Max crashes.


Seems like the clippings menu doesn’t like any patch that has an “&” symbol in it. Who knows what else there might be. On wMax 4.5.7.

Oct 5, 2006 at 7:33am

Oct 5, 2006 at 11:56am

Interesting, and XP users want to try. I am on XP.

Oct 6, 2006 at 7:12pm

Can someone on XP please try this out for me? I’ve tested it on 2 computers using 4.5.7 and would like someone from the community to give it a whirl. 3 minute project, tops!


Oct 7, 2006 at 1:47am

Isn’t ampersand a reserved character on MS-DOS based file systems?

I can never remember the entire list of reserved chars on MS-DOS/Windows, so I could be wrong. MFS/HFS/HFS+ have as many reserved characters as I can handle.

But I suspect the workaround for your problem is not to use ampersands. This is not my favorite kind of workaround, but it may be the only kind.

Oct 7, 2006 at 2:19am

no, ampersand is fine on ms-dos based filesystems.


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