but this just gives errors in the Max window.
Is this a bug or not?
Summary: Can't set varname attribute as part of the argument/attribute list in an object box.
Sample patch: see above
Expected behavior: objects with a "@varname" setting in the object box are instantiated with the varname attribute set accordingly
Actual behavior: Error messages in Max window; attribute not set.
System: Max/MSP 5.1.8 (45300); iMac running Mac OS 10.6.8