[PD-dev] pow~ in Cyclone [was: Re: stripping down Pd-extended's default libs]

Roman Haefeli reduzierer at yahoo.de
Tue Feb 17 08:28:42 CET 2009

On Tue, 2009-02-17 at 07:30 +0100, Frank Barknecht wrote:
> Hallo,
> Matt Barber hat gesagt: // Matt Barber wrote:
> > > Getting rid of cyclone's pow~ would break all of the patches that rely
> > > on cyclone's pow~, and would also make it harder to import Max/MSP
> > > patches.  Removing it is not a solution.
> > 
> > Okay.  But I don't see why something that is a rather obvious breach
> > of style should be allowed to bully the rest of the application.  I
> > have never used Max/MSP, but it seems like its (and cyclone's) [pow~]
> > is really something more like an [exp~] with a changeable base.
> Cyclone's overriding is pretty important for importing Max files.
> Without it I wouldn't have been able to port the RTC library that fast.

now, that pd has its own [pow~], why not just using that? yeah, it takes
a bit more time to write the abstractions, but then they are more
vanilla friendly.


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