[PD] Compiling PD externals

Johannes M Zmoelnig zmoelnig at iem.kug.ac.at
Sat Feb 23 15:18:13 CET 2002

On Fri, 22 Feb 2002, jsf103 wrote:

> Sorry to add yet another tedious and over asked question to this mailing
> list but I really need some help.  I am trying to write some pd
> externals and decided to start by using the tutorial example
> "Helloworld".  BUT Visual C++ WILL NOT compile it, it simply says
> DIRECTIVE".  I really don't know what to do, and yes I have looked
> through the archives and still found nothing.  I just need to know how
> to set up Visual C++ for pd.  PLEASE help me someone!!

(Mark already answered to this one)
if you still have problems try getting a pd-library (for windows) that
already has a vc-workspace (*.dsw)
pe: zexy, iemlib

delete the source-files in your project-manager window and insert yours.
and maybe you will have to edit the project-properties to export
helloworld_setup instead of orglib_setup (pe: zexy_setup)
i don't know right now because there is no vc right at hand.

if you want to create your own workspace be sure to insert the correct
source-paths to the pd-includes (to find m_pd.h which is in pd/src) and
the linker-paths to the pd-libs (pd.lib which is in pd/bin)
nevertheless, you might have to edit these paths even if you use already
existing workspaces to match your installation.


ps: gosh, it is really time to add a "compiling??"-section to the HOWTO.
please, can anyone send me instructions for alternative windows-compilers
(cygwin, borland-builder,...) since i have none of these


More information about the Pd-list mailing list