pattrstorage xml file weirdness


    Aug 10 2006 | 1:55 am
    On Mac OS 10.4.7, using Max/MSP 4.5.7, using the pattrstorage help file as my example patch, if I use pattrstorage to write an xml file to disk, it takes literally minutes (beach balling) to then *read* that file back into the pattrstorage later on.
    More precisely, it only takes a long time to read the file if I don't specify it's file name as an argument to for the read command (i.e. "read storage.xml"), and rather browse to it in the file dialog that appears when I just send a "read" to the pattrstorage. Perhaps another clue - if I go to the Finder, and do a Get Info on the xml file itself - it also takes a few minutes to open the Get Info window there as well. However if I drop the xml file onto TextEdit, it opens right away. So it seems like the Finder is hanging on the file for some reason...
    Is pattrstorage saving its xml files in some kind of weird way that's causing this to happen? Or just something specific to my system/Finder?
    Thanks, Dan -- Dan Nigrin Defective Records 202 Hack / PC-1600 User / VSTi Host / OMS Convert / Jack OS X http://www.defectiverecords.com http://www.jackosx.com

    • Aug 10 2006 | 10:25 am
      Sorry folks - false alarm. A reboot (and a good night's sleep) fixed it.
      Dan
      >Is pattrstorage saving its xml files in some kind of weird way >that's causing this to happen? Or just something specific to my >system/Finder?
      -- Dan Nigrin Defective Records 202 Hack / PC-1600 User / VSTi Host / OMS Convert / Jack OS X http://www.defectiverecords.com http://www.jackosx.com
    • Aug 10 2006 | 11:12 am
      FWIW, I've found that these types of errors can happen when Finder is open, the file is selected, and the file "preview" thingie is expanded. It causes all sorts of odd problems, like saves mysteriously failing, and files hanging when you try to open them.
      -Evan
      On Aug 10, 2006, at 11:25 AM, Dan Nigrin wrote:
      > Sorry folks - false alarm. A reboot (and a good night's sleep) > fixed it. > > Dan > >> Is pattrstorage saving its xml files in some kind of weird way >> that's causing this to happen? Or just something specific to my >> system/Finder? > > -- > Dan Nigrin > Defective Records > 202 Hack / PC-1600 User / VSTi Host / OMS Convert / Jack OS X > http://www.defectiverecords.com > http://www.jackosx.com >