feature request :: quotes in the max window…

Apr 17, 2006 at 2:04pm

feature request :: quotes in the max window…

just something small, but say I parse a symbol such as “-1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1″ to print, itll show up as….

print : -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1

giving the impression that its a list instead. Although I generally have a good idea of whats going into print anyways and don’t necessarily rely on this being accurate, if I were to iterate a whole stream of list-like symbols [symbols with spaces] to the max window at once, it’d make things easier then having to use zl mth or what not with a huge list to make sure the symbols are being parsed correctly and not in list form. Or, is there something I’m missing about the max window and quotes?

_james

#25466
Apr 17, 2006 at 3:24pm

yes, but it is a very small thing:

print: -1 -1 -1 -1 -1
print: -1 -1 -1 -1 -1

there is a space in front of the the symbol version.

i also wish you could tell symbols more clearly
from numbers in the console but thats just not
like consoles work.

-110 :)

#75020
Apr 17, 2006 at 3:25pm

#75021
Apr 17, 2006 at 5:02pm

yes, but thats to say the first element going to print is a list. if you have a list with space seperated symbols, it becomes complicated. say i had a 4 element list and each element was like “1 60 120″ or so, that passed to print would be

1 60 120 1 60 120 1 60 120 1 60 120

obvoiusly, unless you know where to cut the list and such its impossbile to decipher that list is actually of a length 4 rather than 12 by reading the max window.

#75022
Apr 17, 2006 at 5:22pm

for what its worth, this issue ate like 3 hours of my life as a
newbie. I think I posted about it so others wouldn’t do the same.
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#75023
Apr 17, 2006 at 5:37pm

Roman Thilenius wrote:
>
>> print: -1 -1 -1 -1 -1
>> print: -1 -1 -1 -1 -1
>

You might be interested in Matt Wright’s “printit” object.

For [-1 -1 -1 -1 -1]–[printit]:

printit: received LIST with 5 argument(s):
LONG -1
LONG -1
LONG -1
LONG -1
LONG -1

#75024
Apr 17, 2006 at 9:12pm

yes, that is probably what I want, damn shame I’m on wMAX. BLEH! hey, wheres f.e. to save the day by compiling this external for us C weaklings?? ;)

#75025
Apr 18, 2006 at 2:39pm

I second your request, can’t be too difficult and wouldn’t break
anything existing. I’d also like to reroute information send to the Max
window into a patch, [error] is only routing error messages, I want all!
And I want to be able to filter the output with an object as well…

An as we are at it, it would be nice if there would be a way to localise
an object which sends an error message. That would be very cool and
would put Max finally into the same leage as “real” programming
languages… (debugging)

bine~ wrote:
> just something small, but say I parse a symbol such as “-1 -1 -1 -1
> -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1″ to print, itll show up as….
>
> print : -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1

[][] [][][] [][] [][][]
[][][][][][][][][][][][][][][]

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#75026
Apr 19, 2006 at 4:48pm

If the source is available, my pleasure…

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#75027
Apr 19, 2006 at 10:41pm

Ill get that source no matter what! i’ll be in touch.

_j

#75028
Apr 22, 2006 at 8:27pm

Sorry, we’re behind in moving our externals to windows. I’ll get right on it.

mzed

#75029
Jun 21, 2009 at 6:37pm

Well, this topic dates from 2006, but I don’t seem to find it solved yet now ????

… so you can add me to the list of people who would like to be able to differentiate between the symbol “12″ and the number 12 when it’s printed in the max window …

#75030
Jun 21, 2009 at 7:17pm

As was stated in the thread previously you should get hold of the [printit] object, have a look here for it, I find it really useful. I’ve written a javascript that has a similar functionality although it’s a bit of a mess at the moment. I’ll post it if you’d like to see.

lh

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