crashing gen and problems referencing gendsp file

    Aug 14 2012 | 4:33 pm
    ok so I'm evaluating gen at the moment. on windows it was super crashy so I switched to mac and it is pretty usable (couple of crashes per day).
    however I've now crashed and run into a problem. the gen~ patcher seems to be referencing an old embedded patcher. there is a copy I saved 20 mins before the crash so there is not too much work lost. however if I open it using
    gen~ @gen myFileName
    then all my inputs do not appear and I cannot edit the gen patch. I can't figure out another way to open the gendsp patch to edit. can anyone help me?

    • Aug 14 2012 | 4:50 pm
      If you could post the offending patchers, we can definitely help.
    • Aug 14 2012 | 5:11 pm
    • Aug 14 2012 | 6:36 pm
      The problem with your gen~ patch was you had [* (0.5 / 2)], which isn't valid in 6.0.5. If you replace with with either [expr in*0.5/2] or [* 0.25], it will be good. If you have any crashing, please let us know. FWIW, in the upcoming version of gen in 6.0.7, things like [* (0.5/2)] will be valid, but you can't have spaces in the expression.
    • Aug 16 2012 | 10:40 am
      thanks for the help Wesley. I fixed the problem and now if I reference the correct file all the outputs appear.
      fwiw some more helpful error reporting would be good. some indication that the file was invalid and that's why all the inputs were not appearing.