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Bug Report w/ example : Clippings don't like "&" character

Oct 05 2006 | 4:50 am

1. Unzip the two patches in your "clippings" folder… they (the patches) are identical in every respect but name.

2. Paste in "variables_send_list.pat", should work fine.

3.Now try pasting in [via clipping] "variables&send&list.pat"… Max crashes.


Seems like the clippings menu doesn’t like any patch that has an "&" symbol in it. Who knows what else there might be. On wMax 4.5.7.

Oct 05 2006 | 7:33 am

Oct 05 2006 | 11:56 am

Interesting, and XP users want to try. I am on XP.

Oct 06 2006 | 7:12 pm

Can someone on XP please try this out for me? I’ve tested it on 2 computers using 4.5.7 and would like someone from the community to give it a whirl. 3 minute project, tops!


Oct 07 2006 | 1:47 am

Isn’t ampersand a reserved character on MS-DOS based file systems?

I can never remember the entire list of reserved chars on MS-DOS/Windows, so I could be wrong. MFS/HFS/HFS+ have as many reserved characters as I can handle.

But I suspect the workaround for your problem is not to use ampersands. This is not my favorite kind of workaround, but it may be the only kind.

Oct 07 2006 | 2:19 am

no, ampersand is fine on ms-dos based filesystems.

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