Javascript Date object returns wrong date


    Apr 07 2007 | 12:01 am
    Hi,
    I am having a problem with the javascript date object, which is returning the wrong date. For instance, javascript returns:
    Thu Apr 05 2007 16:22:51 GMT+1344 (PDT)
    Whereas the max date object (correctly) returns:
    Apr 6, 2007 16:22:51
    // date test
    function bang(){
    var testdate = new Date();
    post (testdate.toString(), "n");
    }
    Methods toLocaleString, getUTCDate, etc., all return the wrong date.
    Any thoughts?
    Thanks,
    Ben
    (4.6.2, 10.4.8, Intel Macbook)

    • Apr 20 2007 | 10:08 pm
      Hi c74,
      Do you reproduce this issue?
      Thank you.
    • Apr 26 2007 | 11:46 am
      Hi All
      I am using javascript as a main tool to generate my MAX/MSP patches. Can anybody please tell me how to delete a file by using MAX/MSP? Is there any methods associated with javascript or any of the objects in MAX? I am using MAC environment.
      Many thanks in advance.
      Sunish George
    • Apr 26 2007 | 2:07 pm
      Run the shell command 'rm' through the 'shell' external, available from:
      If it's a quicktime file, it can be deleted by sending the message "kill" to a jit.qt.movie object into which the file has been loaded.
      ben
    • Apr 27 2007 | 10:44 am
      Hi ben
      Thank you for your email. I copied the shell.mxo file to 'external' folder and modfied max-objectmappings.txt and max-objectlist.txt (in 'init' folder) as mentioned in the MAX documentation.
      I added the following lines to the aforementioned files respectively.
      max objectfile !/ shell;
      max oblist System shell;
      Now, when I run MAX/MSP, I am getting 'shell' from the object list, but the object created is not having any input or output. Do I need to do anything other modification other than those mentioned above to get it right? Or, is there anything wrong with the modification that I did? Hope you can help me.
      Thanks and regards,
      Sunish
      NB: I am trying to delete some '.txt' files that I created at the end of the program.
      -----Original Message-----
      From: javascript-dev-bounces@cycling74.com on behalf of _ben
      Sent: Thu 4/26/2007 15:07
      Subject: [javascript-dev] Re: How do I delete a file using MAX/MSP?
      Run the shell command 'rm' through the 'shell' external, available from:
      If it's a quicktime file, it can be deleted by sending the message "kill" to a jit.qt.movie object into which the file has been loaded.
      ben
    • May 04 2007 | 12:35 pm
      If you're having problems with shell (I never messed with the
      objectmappings file, just stuck the object in the searchpath, & it
      works fine) you can also do it with an mxj -- here's the code for
      [mxj killer]:
      import com.cycling74.max.*;
      public class killer extends MaxObject {
      public killer() {
      declareInlets(new int [] {DataTypes.MESSAGE});
      declareOutlets(NO_OUTLETS);
      }
      public void delete (String fname);
      public void anything (String s, Atom[] args) {
      if (exists(s)) {
      s.delete();
      }
      }
      }
      M
      On Apr 27, 2007, at 6:44,
      wrote:
      > Hi ben
      >
      > Thank you for your email. I copied the shell.mxo file to 'external'
      > folder and modfied max-objectmappings.txt and max-objectlist.txt
      > (in 'init' folder) as mentioned in the MAX documentation.
      >
      > I added the following lines to the aforementioned files respectively.
      >
      > max objectfile !/ shell;
      > max oblist System shell;
      >
      > Now, when I run MAX/MSP, I am getting 'shell' from the object list,
      > but the object created is not having any input or output. Do I need
      > to do anything other modification other than those mentioned above
      > to get it right? Or, is there anything wrong with the modification
      > that I did? Hope you can help me.
      >
      > Thanks and regards,
      >
      > Sunish
      >
      > NB: I am trying to delete some '.txt' files that I created at the
      > end of the program.
      > -----Original Message-----
      > From: javascript-dev-bounces@cycling74.com on behalf of _ben
      > Sent: Thu 4/26/2007 15:07
      > Subject: [javascript-dev] Re: How do I delete a file using MAX/MSP?
      >
      >
      > Run the shell command 'rm' through the 'shell' external, available
      > from:
      > http://www.cycling74.com/twiki/bin/view/Share/JeremyBernstein
      >
      > If it's a quicktime file, it can be deleted by sending the message
      > "kill" to a jit.qt.movie object into which the file has been loaded.
      >
      > ben
      >