Subject: MAX Digest - 4 Dec 1999 to 5 Dec 1999 (#1999-347)
Date: Mon, 6 Dec 1999 00:00:00 -0500
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Topics of the day:

  1. trigger-trigger-bang-bang we love you
  2. Pluggo review
  3. subdividing an integer?
  4. no sliders


Date:Sat, 4 Dec 1999 22:41:26 -0800
From:dudas <dudas@CNMAT.BERKELEY.EDU>
Subject: trigger-trigger-bang-bang we love you

I have not followed the context of this "thread", but...

>> Don't count on right to left, use trigger.


Zoron and Xoaz almost always rely on the R-to-L ordering thing. It has been
_completely_reliable_ for quite some time already (and using it
additionally forces one to keep one's patching style neat and organized).

(Yia-sou Zoron! hope you agree with this high-handed statement!)

Xoaz uses trigger almost exklusively for type conversion:
"t i b l b"
and in cases where some kind of bizarre (dare I say abnormal?!) L-to-R
ordering is needed (e.g. when using 'gate' or trying to do math like (1. -
x) without resorting to using the dreaded ubiquitous 'expr'!)

oh, and also sometimes in some rare instances when max-voodo requires it.

Of course it goes without saying that using trigger is a matter of personal
choice. Everyone has her own personal way of max-patching. Using trigger
all over the place can sometimes help promote the infamous spaghetti-patch
look, which is neither fun to look at, nor to debug.

you say potato, I say potahto
or rather
you say potato, I say "apple of earth"




Date:Mon, 6 Dec 1999 01:12:18 +0000
From:Nick Lowe <n.lowe@RHBNC.AC.UK>
Subject: Pluggo review

There's a feature-length rave review of Pluggo, by the excellent Ian Waugh
(who I think lurks on this list?), in the not-February issue of MacFormat,
no. 85. Very nice to see this kind of coverage in the mainstream press -
it's the UK Mac mag with the biggest per-issue circulation.

Nick Lowe


Date:Sun, 5 Dec 1999 23:33:56 +0900
From:Takahiko Suzuki <takahiko@SHOTGUN.PHYS.CST.NIHON-U.AC.JP>
Subject: Re: subdividing an integer?

Hi Steve,

Ben's patch was good except overflow. I've made an external for subdividing
a number, because I prefer implementing this kind of algorithm as an
external than making a complex patch with taking care of stack overflow,
more faster than patches and its algorithm is VERY simple (about 10 line in

I've put the file at

(I'm also CC'ing this email to Max-list)


T a k a h i k oS u z u k iGuitarist/Composer

e-mail :
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Date:Sat, 4 Dec 1999 18:17:09 -0000
From:Nick Rothwell <nick@CASSIEL.COM>
Subject: Re: no sliders

> Pd has to
> be cool, like max, because Miller Puckette has weird hair.

He didn't have weird hair when I met him. What happened?


Nick Limited
systems - composition - installation - performance


End of MAX Digest - 4 Dec 1999 to 5 Dec 1999 (#1999-347)