Subject: MAX Digest - 3 May 1998 to 4 May 1998
Date: Tue, 5 May 1998 00:00:32 -0400
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Reply-To: MAX - interactive music/multimedia standard environments
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There are 5 messages totalling 181 lines in this issue.

Topics of the day:

  1. polyglot stops chops
  2. LoShuMusic.Max (again)
  3. The Polyrot dwindles (2)
  4. MAX Digest - 1 May 1998 to 2 May 1998


Date:    Mon, 4 May 1998 05:51:19 -0700
From:    Philip Aker 
Subject: polyglot stops chops

Peter Castine:
> I will not cut corners.

> That may be an old wives tale.

If I could interrupt this raging debate for a moment, I have
have a question about cutting corners in yet another language.

With one exception, every bit of code I've seen uses 'GetDItem'
(aka GetDialogItem) like the following code from the Max 3.5
hslider2.c example:

void GetDlgTextItem(DialogPtr dlg, short item, char *text)
    Handle h;
    Rect itemRect;
    short itemType;

    GetIText(h,(Byte *)text);

Fine. Perfect rice every time.

The exception blows a few bytes away.

void GetDlgTextItem( DialogRef theDialog, short item, char *text ) {

    Handle              h;

    GetDialogItem( theDialog, item, nil, &h, nil );
    GetDialogItemText( h, (Byte *)text );

So far, dieting hasn't cut to a crash. GetNewDialog permits
nil. Can I cut 2-10 bytes per call and GetAwayWithIt()?

Peter Castine:
> ick sachte ma, wa koenn och baerljnern.
> ahba det midm hunnt, det stimmd nich imma.
> mags jut jungs. und maedls, ob velge uffkroissen.

Looks like dinner for a translator. Ouch! Those 3 innocent
looking lines are gonna co$t me.



Date:    Mon, 4 May 1998 10:12:50 -0500
From:    muhenry 
Subject: LoShuMusic.Max (again)


Don't know how it got there, but my older, buggy LoShuMusic.Max application
uploaded to the info-mac archive. It seems to run OK but I didn't change the
 creator code
from max2 and if you have a copy of MAX on board it will re-name all your
 patches! If
this happens, you have to completely trash LoShu and re-build your desktop.
Max patches will revert to the normal "maxplay" titles. Thot I had seen the
 of this one!

Having said that, it is probably not a good time to mention that anyone
 interested can
download the amended version   loshu-music-02.sit.hqx- and some of my other
stand-alone musico-graphic apps. from the info-mac archive as:

 search for pureland-01.sit.hqx

sorry if this causes anyone (anymore) trouble@!  Otto


Date:    Mon, 4 May 1998 11:30:16 -0400
From:    Tommy DOG 
Subject: The Polyrot dwindles

At 12:00 AM 5/4/98 -0400, you wrote:
>ick sachte ma, wa koenn och baerljnern.
>ahba det midm hunnt, det stimmd nich imma.
>mags jut jungs. und maedls, ob velge uffkroissen.

Noch ein mal auf hoch Deutsch bitte.

"Death To The Dumb, Curses Upon The Heads Of The Weird"
    Tommy DOG: Music Brut via humans and machines


Date:    Mon, 4 May 1998 15:47:37 -0000
From:    Nick Rothwell 
Subject: Re: The Polyrot dwindles

> Noch ein mal auf hoch Deutsch bitte.
> Danke,

Aber, back zu die topic von MAX und so on: does anyone know how the
key disk copy protection is going to fair on this week's hot new G3
PowerBooks which don't have floppy drives?

Viele ausgefuktment, oder?

        Nick Rothwell, CASSIEL            contemporary dance projects            music synthesis and control

        NOTICE - this vessel has triple screws - keep clear of blades


Date:    Tue, 5 May 1998 12:10:43 +1000
From:    somebody 
Subject: Re: MAX Digest - 1 May 1998 to 2 May 1998

hello again my MAX addicted friends.

I have returned form the wilderness [well cambodia actually] to the
digital domain [not the one owned by james cameron] and of course the
wonder and beauty that is MAX. But as you all know, walking down that
same path, hand in hand with wonder, is confusion and ignorance.

questions.......  I have a friend with an 03D yamaha mixing desk [very
lovely, surround etc.]. We are simply trying to get MAX to send time
code [of any format, but preferably 25fps or smpte] to the 03D. Can get
midi note info there fine but no luck what so ever with the "timeout"
object.  I even searched high and low to find the supremely old school
[1bit icon ] midi management tools. This is it I thought, at last, but
still a big fat No. Then, reading the 3.5.8 Addendum I discover hey, its
no longer needed, just good old OMS. Did everything again, by the book,
and still no luck... hair being pulled, out, everywher, no more hair....

ANYBODY... suggestions please....


p.s QKsend has changed my life. My most humble geneflections at the feet
of ?

p.p.s. I had a presentation at the end of last year for some robots I
had developed to run in very lovley manner with MAX. At the presentation
I meet an interesting young man who's name I have completely forgotton
[I think it may have been Nick]. Many beers had been consumed by this
time and I have lost his card. To you, oh mystery man, please get in



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End of MAX Digest - 3 May 1998 to 4 May 1998