[PD] externals with same names

IOhannes m zmoelnig zmoelnig at iem.at
Sat Apr 5 16:49:12 CEST 2008

niko wrote:
> hi list

> is this a feature or it should be like this?

search the archives of both the pd-list and the pd-dev list for "name 

as for the duplications in "flatspace", they are just copies of other 
one other implementation (so if there only is one single other 
implementation, this should be the very same object; if the object is 
implemented in several libraries, this

> any suggestions/ideas how to deal with this?

search the archives for "name clashes" :-)

there are several solutions:
1: use namespace prefixes (e.g. [zexy/warp] instead of just [warp]) to 
make explicit which object you mean, at the potential cost, that the 
patch will break if a library is renamed

2: don't use the full Pd-extended but strip it down to your needs (i 
personally use a barebone Pd and add 3 or so libraries - i still have an 
overview about what is loaded...)

3: other solutions including [import] and [declare] which i leave for 
others to go into detail.


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