Max/MSP 4.5.5 (XP+SP2) doesn’t like the above lines: unterminated string
literal. When I remove the linefeed and try again, all the boxes behave
the same way – mostly 10’s with the occasional 9 (all synchronized). I
haven’t checked all the instances, but each one I have checked has
appeared to be correct.
as i said, i noticing this kind of thing with 4.6;
so if you’re usin 4.5.5 and it all works, then that supports what i’ve experienced.
i’m also using os x, i suspect that this kind of thing behaves differently on xp, in this case perhaps better.
ah, and for what it’s worth,
since the scripting errors suggest that max’s tryin to connect boxes before they exist, i adjusted the .js to add delays between making boxes and connections; now things work much better on my system.
what gets me is, 1) this worked just fine in 4.5.7 on PPC (can someone try?) and 2) i haven’t noticed the same problems with my older-school scripting-made abstractions that use Max and not js to send messages to "thispatcher".