[PD-dev] worth to create external?

IOhannes zmölnig zmoelnig at iem.at
Sun Mar 14 16:48:24 CET 2010

Lorenzo wrote:
> Hi list,
> I'm already on the pd-list. I signed up to the pd-dev as I'm starting to
> look into some (simple) external development.

please note that pd-dev has the same netiquette as pd-list, that e.g.
asks you to not hijack another thread for your unrelated postings.
see http://puredata.info/community/lists/Netiquette#Threads

> First, though, I thought it would be wise to ask when is it really worth
> to write an external vs using directly pd abstractions considering the
> various c/b? Is this in some way 'measurable'?

relate the time spent writing one solution (including learning to
actually do it plus doing big-fixes) to its relevant benefits (does it
work? what's the performance? is it portable? ...) and compare the
scalars you get for the various solutions :-)


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