[PD] name collisions, namespaces ..

Thomas Grill t.grill at gmx.net
Wed Aug 28 10:05:41 CEST 2002

Hi Juha,
one other potential problem is that the [zexy] object must then be loaded
before all the objects you want to reference from the zexy library.
Otherwise they wont't be found.
I'm not sure if one can always be in control of this.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Juha Vehviläinen" <jusu at acoustics.hut.fi>
To: <pd-list at iem.kug.ac.at>
Sent: Wednesday, August 28, 2002 8:17 AM
Subject: [PD] name collisions, namespaces ..

> Hi there,
> I just realized you can create an object like "maxlib", "ext13" or
> whatever, and pd will load the library just as if I had used the
> -lib parameter (assuming the library is on my path, as they are).
> So it seems I could kick the -lib flag goodbye (finally) and start
> marking my patches with library names.. it's still "first loaded,
> first served" though.
> If a patch with "maxlib" on it would give preference to objects
> on maxlib, that would be the namespace thing done in minimal
> effort, in a way that would simplify things instead of making it
> more complex, and with the information of what libraries a patch
> depends on in the right place.
> (arguably, am I overlooking this?)
> cheers
> Juha
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