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Subject: MAX Digest - 18 Jul 1997 to 19 Jul
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There are 2 messages totalling 49 lines in this issue.

Topics of the day:

  1. empty lists
  2. large font question clarification...

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Date:    Sat, 19 Jul 1997 14:12:18 +0200
From:    dudas 
Subject: empty lists

>Ahhh, but is an int an int or a list of size 1?
>Furthermore, what is the sound of one hand clapping?
>
>Stephen Kay

How about three hands clapping? has anyone ever tried that one??!!

I suppose as far as Max is concerned, it depends if it's:
'int 7' or 'list 7'
and although you can create an empty list ('list'), you can't create an
empty int! You can always use the 'route' object to see if Max "thinks" the
single number being passed is an int or a list of one element.

-Richard

PS. thanks Stephen, and thanks Peter Castine for your QDGlobals help. I
finally figured out how to do offscreen graphics the other night without
accessing 'qd'.
Seems a bit twisted when you're first plunging into it, but actually not so
tough once you figure out all this GrafPort juggling business - it's
actually good relaxation for the brain when you're sick and tired of doing
music.  Well, not really.

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Date:    Sat, 19 Jul 1997 18:18:51 -0400
From:    Jeremy Roberts 
Subject: large font question clarification...

To clarify my question about larger than 36 pt. type displayed....

I'm trying to make a number box visible and legible at 10-15 feet. I'm
looking to make a minimum of 72 pt. type... if not larger.

The application: a Broadway pit.... I want HUGE numbers indicating to the
musician the fixed position of a few controller pedals and the current
and next patch in a chain.... Yeah, I guess 36 pt. would work, but it
would be way cooler for the larger type.

Thanks for all tips.

Jeremy

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