warning: max: extra arguments for message "oblist"


    Jan 29 2006 | 11:19 pm
    I'm building quite a few pluggos these days, (Mac OS X 10.4.4, G4 Albook 1.33, Max/MSP 4.5.6, Jitter 1.5.2, Pluggo 3.5.2, only standard Max/MSP distribution objects in the Pluggos) and often receive the following warning in the messages window upon instantiation in Ableton Live:
    warning: max: extra arguments for message "oblist"
    I've searched the archives and found little about this, except an unanswered question in relation to a standalone rather than Pluggos:
    > From: Mateusz Herczka > Date: 09/29/05 > Message-Id: > > Dear all, > > I just built two standalones from two completely different patches, > one > of which is completely new, and the other I made last year. Both > standalones show this error on load: error - extra argument for > message > "oblist". The standalones seems to function perfectly, besides this > error. Any idea what this is?
    What I did google up was this from Tim place in http://electrotap.net/ pipermail/siliconprairie/2004-January.txt.gz:
    > > The Max window gives two warnings at startup: > > > > ? warning: max: extra arguments for message "oblist" > > ? warning: max: extra arguments for message "oblist" > > Yes, this is irritating but harmless. Thanks for reminding me to bring > it up with C74...
    Everything seems to run fine, but these will eventually be distributed to other people working in other DAWs. Is it really harmless? And if it is, out of curiosity... what is it?
    Best of all possible worlds,
    Vlad
    Vlad Spears, Iconoclast Toy piano in timeline three http://www.2secondfuse.com

    • Jan 31 2006 | 5:25 pm
      This error is most likely caused by something not being kosher in one of the files in the init folder. Perhaps one of these text files has some invisible characters, wrong line-ending format, or something like that.
      The error is harmless in a Pluggo - since it only means that objects can't be added to the new object list (which you don't use in a plug-in).
      best, Tim
    • Jan 31 2006 | 11:08 pm
      Thanks Tim... the explanation allows my brain to stop thinking about it and is greatly appreciated.
      Vlad