Bug report [Was: mystery object...]


    Feb 10 2006 | 4:57 pm
    BUG REPORT
    Summary: Typing /6 into an object box instantiates a random object
    Steps: create new patch, click on 1st item in palette (object box), drop it in the empty patch, type "/6" (w/out quote marks, no space between chars), hit enter.
    Expected result: error message in Max window "error: /6: No such object"
    Actual result: an arbitrary object is instantiated.
    Remission/discussion: seems to work with any digit. The assistance text and the ctrl-opt-click (alt-right click) popup menu may identify the actual object instantiated, which is different on different systems. The character combination may seem unlikely, but is easy enough to type if you miss the space bar while attempting to create a [/ 6] (division by six) object. Judging by the discussion this has generated on the Max/MSP list, the effect causes considerable confusion.
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    Deliberately relabeled the Subject: to something more catchy while retaining threading-headers. Apols if you guys (and gals?) at support get it twice. It would be nice to know if this is recognized as a bug and has any priority whatsoever.
    Thanks for your consideration, Peter
    -------------- http://www.bek.no/~pcastine/Litter/ -------------- Peter Castine | ^ | Litter Power & Litter Bundle for Jitter pcastine@gmx.net | pcastine@bek.no | iCE: Sequencing, Recording, and Interface Building 4-15@kagi.com | for Max/MSP | Extremely cool | http://www.dspaudio.com | http://www.dspaudio.com/software/software.html

    • Feb 10 2006 | 5:10 pm
      Platform? Version of MaxMSP?
      :)
      I cannot duplicate this in the shortly to be released 4.5.7 version of MaxMSP on both platforms .Expect the update in the next week or so. Until then, enjoy it while it lasts!
    • Feb 10 2006 | 5:45 pm
      I can't even reproduce using the currently released version of MaxMSP. Seems like some of you may have poltergeists...
      ;) AB
    • Feb 10 2006 | 6:06 pm
      I believe this is due to having the MySQL external installed?
      I could be way off base though?
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    • Feb 10 2006 | 9:07 pm
      On around Feb 10, 2006, at 18:10, Andrew Pask said something like: > Platform? Version of MaxMSP?
      I knew I'd forgotten something. Sorry.
      OS X (10.3.9), Max 4.5.5. (still, must update...).
      CC to Support, Andrew B. asked the same question (of course).
      Add'l remission: since I was doing backwards-compatability testing with 4.1 anyway, I tried /6 there and got the expected "error: /6: No such object"
      Charlie, Alessandro and I seem to have in common that we use OS X and have unusual custom (XCode-based?) externals installed. Of course, this may be like the story about the mathematician, the physicist, and the engineer agreeing that it was the water that was giving them their hangovers.
      Yes, it's tempting to investigate ways to use this as some kind of RNG (as Georg B. suggested), but it appears to not "work" with either XP or Classic Mac OS.
      Thanks -- Peter
      > -------------- http://www.bek.no/~pcastine/Litter/ -------------- Peter Castine | ^ | Litter Power & Litter Bundle for Jitter pcastine@gmx.net | pcastine@bek.no | iCE: Sequencing, Recording, and Interface Building 4-15@kagi.com | for Max/MSP | Extremely cool | http://www.dspaudio.com | http://www.dspaudio.com/software/software.html
    • Feb 10 2006 | 9:47 pm
      It's crashing here as well. The crashing thread ends here:
      Thread 0 Crashed: 0 ftm.aaa 0x0511e988 value_init + 88 (bundle1.s:283)
      My guess is that this in my case is related to the Ircam FTM lib:
      Best, Trond
    • Feb 10 2006 | 10:11 pm
      /6 in an object box earns me this:
      FATAL: cannot find FTM external class: /6
      I do have FTM installed. Max 4.5.7, OS 10.4.4
      mzed