[PD-dev] individual files vs. libs for externals

Mathieu Bouchard matju at sympatico.ca
Wed Jun 11 03:09:28 CEST 2003

On Mon, 9 Jun 2003, Marc Lavallée wrote:

> On Mon, 9 Jun 2003, guenter geiger wrote:
> > > What are the arguments against single externals ?
> Mathieu Bouchard replied :
> > tiresome when creating a family of very related externals
> > makes it more difficult to share code between related externals
> > may take more RAM
> > may take more filehandles
> Building all externals as single files is not that important. What's 
> important is to have and use the externals. I was able build most of the 
> CVS externals, which is more than what is in the build/src directory. 
> There should be maintainers for each platform (Mac,Windows,Linuxes), that 
> would share information on difficult to build externals. This effort 
> would help the community more than trying to fit all submitted externals 
> into an ideal framework. 

agreed 100%.

Mathieu Bouchard                       http://artengine.ca/matju

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