[PD] unique names for externals

Norbert Math math at iem.kug.ac.at
Thu Jul 19 17:51:50 CEST 2001

hello hackers,

shall we introduce a mechanism that guarantees unique object
names across the published pd libraries? the problem:
for example, both zexy and gem have an external 
called "abs~". i guess you cannot tell which one gets loaded
after you had loaded both libraries.

at the pure database, http://iem.kug.ac.at/pdb/
i made a list of all existing externals and pd objects - you 
can look there when making an external if its name is free.
(and, while you are there, please check the entries of
your objects - there is a good chance that some are
outdated or even missing)

would it be good to have a kind of registration mechanism?
eg. a possibility to registrate names (or fractions 
of names) on the database?



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