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there is '(what I consider as) a serious regression between 0.49 and current master, related to how messages manage symbols containing space characters.
I will try to identify the responsible commits ASAP, but this is surely related to recent backslash escaping additions.
These screenshots illustrate the issue:
(FYI: my specific problem is I cannot list anymore the content of a directory which name contains spaces; thus I cannot upgrade Pd for this particular project).
EDIT (@umlaeute): here's the test-patch (so you don't have to patch yourself)
i also took the liberty and replaced the (wrong) "0.50-2" version with a link to the "current" master
@millerpuckette hmm well, this will still put a backslash before every space in symbolbox, messageboxes and printouts.
This is better than before (where
e.g. if i create a messagebox
... then i get the following:
i do not fully understand what 2c17432 was trying to fix in the first place.
most likely it has to do with persistency.
I think the previous behavior was wrong and this is a bug fix. For instance, the symbol "foo foo"