[PD] looking for an example port of a max/msp external to flext

Thomas Grill gr at grrrr.org
Tue Feb 20 12:47:02 CET 2007

> If you want to move an external from MaxMSP to MaxMSP/Pd, I  
> developed another approach which is far less elegant than Thomas  
> Grill's flext, but may be easier when you are starting with an  
> existing MaxMSP code base. The basic idea is to use #ifdefs at the  
> few places where MaxMSP and Pd code diverge, and a single header to  
> wrap the different headers used for the two programs. The result is  
> a single code file that will compile into either Pd or MaxMSP. You  
> can see examples of this here:

which by the way corresponds to flext version 0.1. (might still be  
found in the archives!)
This is the best approach for external objects that only make use of  
basic functionality of the underlying system.


Thomas Grill

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