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

Roman Haefeli reduzierer at yahoo.de
Sun Feb 22 11:53:39 CET 2009

On Thu, 2009-02-19 at 10:00 +0100, IOhannes m zmoelnig wrote:
> Roman Haefeli wrote:
> > 
> > i think, that the question, why a new object [pack] is named pack is not
> > rhetoric at all and isn't answered yet. so lets go again: why is [pack]
> > from zexy called [pack]?
> apart from the specifics of [pack]:
> if a language allows the overriding of built-in methods, then i do not 
> see why a social codex (which is what you are asking for, right?) should 
> forbid it.
> especially, if a language introduces ways to override built-in methods 
> after years of existance,  it actually encourages the overriding of 
> built-in methods.

yo.. your point is perfectly valid. call me stubborn, but i still don't
see the goal of:
a) allowing to override internals
b) actually using that feature
but you are right: there is no reason, that should discourage you from
using the new feature.

> i guess miller has spent countless of sleepless hours thinking and 
> rethinking how to do this best, so we probably should adapt to it.

whatever conclusion miller came to, i didn't get it.


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