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

    • 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