Subject: MAX Digest - 24 Jul 1998 to 25 Jul 1998
Date: Sun, 26 Jul 1998 00:00:00 -0400
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  1. MAX Digest - 24 Jul 1998
  2. trigger
  3. carpeted limbs

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Date:    Sat, 25 Jul 1998 17:27:44 +0200
From:    Manuel Poletti-Studio Parlant 
Subject: Re: MAX Digest - 24 Jul 1998

>Date:    Fri, 24 Jul 1998 20:59:48 -0000
>From:    Frederic Murray 
>Subject: MAX interface term in french/lcd for?
>I want to make a french WEB sit dedicated to MAX. I try to traduct
>some interface terms in french, but it is not easy.

Mieux vaut peut-=EAtre  essayer de ne traduire qu'une seule fois le nom de
fa=E7on litt=E9rale afin de rendre claire la fonction g=E9n=E9rale de=
 l'objet et
ensuite de n'utiliser que le terme anglais puisque de toute fa=E7on
l'utilisateur devra se r=E9f=E9rer =E0 ce dernier pour utiliser Max.

Manuel Poletti

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Date:    Sat, 25 Jul 1998 08:51:10 -0700
From:    Christopher Dobrian 
Subject: trigger

sk@COMPUSERVE.COM wrote: "I have actually seen cases where a patch worked
correctly after creating it; then you save it, and next day or a week later
upon opening it no longer works correctly... After several such
experiences, I now liberally use trigger objects in places where I'm
concerned about order of execution.  I wouldn't characterize it as
"over-use"; I'd characterize it as "bullet-proofing" your Max code.

By all means, use trigger to your heart's content. :) I just meant
"over-use" in the sense that using a trigger object to enforce
right-to-left order is (theoretically, at least) redundant if you trust the
way Max is SUPPOSED to work. (I've never had the paranormal experiences you
relate, so I'm still a naive believer.) Using trigger has the obvious
advantage that you don't have to worry about breaking your patch every time
you move an existing object!


             Christopher Dobrian / School of the Arts - Music
             University of California / Irvine, CA 92697-2775
                Phone: (949) 824-7288 / Fax: (949) 824-4914


Date:    Sat, 25 Jul 1998 08:59:58 -0700
From:    Christopher Dobrian 
Subject: carpeted limbs

zicarell@CYCLING74.COM (David Zicarelli) wrote: "My sincere apologies to my
esteemed colleague and friend Mr. Dobrian for having him go out on a limb
for me vis a vis patch cord sorting, only for me to have to pull the rug
out from under him."

That's what one gets for walking on limbs with rugs on them. Actually, I
predicted that my message would produce numerous counterexamples on the Max
List, and that if I said anything patently false David would correct me.
It's just so much more fun to make obviously over-confident statements like
"yeah, no bugs in that program", and be proven wrong, than to constantly
cover one's behind (with limb carpet?).


             Christopher Dobrian / School of the Arts - Music
             University of California / Irvine, CA 92697-2775
                Phone: (949) 824-7288 / Fax: (949) 824-4914


End of MAX Digest - 24 Jul 1998 to 25 Jul 1998