[PD-dev] CVS account submission

geiger geiger at xdv.org
Tue Feb 14 23:46:04 CET 2006

On Thu, 9 Feb 2006, Alexandre Quessy wrote:
> Hi Günter, hi list,
> I didn't expect you from removing your external, far from that. I wrote
> this "concat" as an exercise. It is not as polyvalent as yours. I
> apologize if I have been unclear about this. Now, please put it back for
> the benefits of the community.

I wrote it as an exercise too, so there is nothing lost. I never use it
myself and I don't think anyone was using it anyhow. And then, after
writing it I found out that concat was already existing as an object.
(Can't remember which library it was in, though, it wasn't in CVS).
So, I think there is nothing lost, and there are still other externals
like l2s for this task.

> Maybe there is also an other regular expression matching external ? It
> is not easy to find our way through all the classes that are hidden in
> libraries. The Pure Data Base is all right, but still, there is no class
> browser, for what no know, that has been implemented into the main
> branch of PD. Not yet. So, I didn't know this class existed and I wrote
> my version.
> For sure, I will take time to read a bit more about the CVS system, this
> repository content and I will grep through the .pd_linux to see what
> does and does exist before to upload anything.
> All right ?

I know that you didn't do it on purpose, and I am sure you wouldn't
have done it if you knew that the same external already existed.
If too many people step on your toes, even without purpose, it still
hurts. I have overreacted, sorry.


PS: Did you send your SF login ?

> Note that I am also working on a "jazz" and a "jam" externals to parse
> chord and play over them. Should I avoid these names for some reason ?
> Thanks,
> Alexandre Quessy
> http://alexandre.quessy.net/
> geiger a écrit :
> >
> >Hi,
> >
> >I do not think that it is good to write an external that does almost
> >the same as an already existing external, because this is very
> >confusing for the user (with or without namespaces).
> >I also think it is not good to write an external with the same
> >name as an already existing one but with slightly different
> >behaviour (with or without namespaces).
> >
> >The right thing to do in this case would be to propose to extend
> >list2symbol or concat.
> >
> >I have started the CVS, and I think the first page
> >called "Introduction" on http://pure-data.sourceforge.net/
> >explains the goals pretty well.
> >
> >Now, almost 4 years after writing this it seems
> >that we haven't advanced a lot in achieving these goals.
> >
> >I have removed concat from my directory, so you can upload yours.
> >
> >Günter
> >
> >
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