[PD] Re: [PD-dev] launching tcl/tk scripts from pd

Mathieu Bouchard matju at artengine.ca
Sun Nov 12 20:53:35 CET 2006

On Sat, 11 Nov 2006, Hans-Christoph Steiner wrote:

> If you are going to add Tcl support, I highly recommend that you check 
> out the loader functionality that Thomas wrote.  Its in both devel and 
> MAIN, and there is a working CLR version working.  I am thinking you 
> could implement a Tcl loader and Pd API layer, then you'll be able to 
> write regular Pd objects directly in Tcl.

I can already write regular Pd object-classes directly in Tcl or Ruby, 
thank you very much. I can name you two hundred (200) classes that 
were either implemented in Ruby or wrapped as Ruby using SWIG or 

Thomas's loader does not enable other languages for externals; pd already 
allowed this by itself for very long, even though PyExt didn't seem to 
allow any class name other than [py] last time I checked. Thomas's loader 
is only about giving equal opportunity to pd's search path and incremental 
loading, and while this is something I like a lot, there are other 

How do I detect whether a given version of Pd supports that feature or 

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