7 questions on pd

Guenter Geiger guenter.geiger at psp-vie.be.philips.com
Fri Nov 6 21:20:37 CET 1998

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Johannes Michael Zmölnig [mailto:madman at sbox.tu-graz.ac.at]
> Sent: Friday, November 06, 1998 1:10 AM
> To: pd-list at iem.mhsg.ac.at
> Subject: 7 questions on pd
> Hi folks !
> Using pd on my very slow WIN95 machine I have a few questions which I
> ask you to answer...
> 1.    Is it possible to use an initialization file, and does
> it make any
> sense ?

Yes, it makes sense. I´m currently implementing that for the Linux version.
There will also path handling for pd abstractions.
If it will be implemented in other versions depends on Miller.

> 2.    Why is it not possible any longer to use a working directory
> different from '/directory/pd/bin' in release 0.23 (although it was in
> the earlier releases) ?

It is possible. What, exactely is the problem ? (Error messages)

> 6.    Do self-made abstractions eat up all the ressources ?
> (That´s just because my Pentium wouldn´t do some patches, and so did
> IEM´s SGI!)

 Yes, it is possible to program a patch to eat all resources. But generally
it is
 a bad idea to do so.

> 7.    Is it clever to use a Pentium100 ?

You should be able to judge by yourself after having pd installed.
Additionally it is Operating System dependent.


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