[PD-dev] BUG: namespace prefixes broken in 0.40

Hans-Christoph Steiner hans at eds.org
Fri Oct 13 23:19:00 CEST 2006

I was just looking into the new canvas-based env and [declare]  
stuff.  The canvas-specific path stuff is definitely a step in the  
right direction.  But as it is now, namespace prefixes are totally  
broken.   It is no longer possible to use [prefix/classname] syntax,  
which is essential to the namespaces because it is the only way that  
two classes with the same root classname could be used in the same  
patch, i.e. like this, where each object is a different class:


This is because with the new sys_onloadlist() functionality that  
checks to see whether a class has already been loaded.  It only uses  
the direct classname, not the prefix also.



"[W]e have invented the technology to eliminate scarcity, but we are  
deliberately throwing it away to benefit those who profit from  
scarcity."        -John Gilmore

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