[PD-dev] declare (again)

Antoine Rousseau antoine at metalu.net
Tue Sep 11 11:42:00 CEST 2018

> relatively easy code change

...  so I propose step 2 as PR #440 !


Antoine Rousseau
  http://www.metalu.net <http://metalu.net> __

Le mar. 11 sept. 2018 à 00:36, Antoine Rousseau <antoine at metalu.net> a
écrit :

> I'm also very enthusiast with the new version to come!
> One thing (among many others!) makes me very happy: the new behavior of
> [declare -path]. Pd now finds any declared library, wherever the user chose
> to place it, provided the location (of the library directory) is either
> relative, standard, or declared in preferences. I think this is the way to
> build portable patches and abstractions.
> I would like to propose some steps further:
> - 1: I think we should now discourage patch builders from using -stdpath
> or -stdlib, as it would restrain the portability of their patches; this is
> only a matter of rewriting (one more time...) the declare help patch.
> - 2: why not introducing a new [declare] functionality, which would allow
> to avoid the flag (-path -lib -stdpath -stdlib) and cumulate -lib and -path
> declarations.
> So we would have for instance:
> [declare zexy iemlib]
>  instead of
> [declare -path zexy -lib zexy -path iemlib -lib iemlib]
> This would in some way resuscitate the old [import] from pd-extended.
> It seems it's a relatively easy code change, so it's more a matter of
> decision.
> It seems to me that the community would benefit from adopting rapidly a
> new unified way to declare any library, whether binary or abstraction.
> Antoine Rousseau
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