[PD-dev] [declare] and helppath

Hans-Christoph Steiner hans at eds.org
Thu Nov 16 05:25:02 CET 2006

So I was just working on making a libdir loader which uses the new  
[declare] functionality and I noticed that [declare] doesn't seem to  
handle the helppath stuff at all.  That means that you'll get an  
unknown help patch if you are using the [declare] local paths.  The  
help path would be then global, but the path for finding objects  
would be local to the patch, and could be quite different.   
Therefore, the help patch would mostly likely be for the wrong object  
with a given name.

The helppath will need to be local to the patch as well.  One option  
is to make the helppath use the ce_path, and use the libdir format,  
which includes the *.pd_darwin and *-help.pd in the same folder.



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exclusive property, it is the action of the thinking power called an  
idea, which an individual may exclusively possess as long as he keeps  
it to himself; but the moment it is divulged, it forces itself into  
the possession of everyone, and the receiver cannot dispossess  
himself of it.            - Thomas Jefferson

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