[PD] potentially n00bish question, confused about cross platform gate?

doktorp doktorp at mac.com
Thu Jul 15 14:50:21 CEST 2004

Frank, Thanks. it seems as though my friends libraries were indeed 
loading in an odd order, or well, not the appropriate order for this 

thanks all.


On Jul 14, 2004, at 3:45 PM, Frank Barknecht wrote:

> Hallo,
> doktorp hat gesagt: // doktorp wrote:
>> since it seems my 'gate' object is non-standard,
>> 1) why is it included in the OS X installer package, if it can
>> potentially break others patches/not work with their PD?.
> The OS-X installer includes many useful so called "externals", which
> are extensions written by other authors. They are included because
> they are useful---you yourself also seemed to find [gate] useful---but
> if you want to make sure, everyone can open your patches, you either
> should specify which externals you use so others can install them as
> well, or use only internal objects. Almost everything that is in
> lib/extra and lib/externs is an external (fiddle~, bonk~ and the expr
> family are externals, but they are distributed with pd upstream, so
> they should be fine).
>> 2) where can one get either switch (im not using msp chains so I
>> dont/cant use switch~) or the version of gate that allows for n>2
>> outlets with an int specified for the selected outlet to open and 0
>> to close all? 3) see points 1. and 2. =)
> Build an abstraction using only internal objects. The Cyclone
> collection also includes a [switch] external. (I don't know why you
> don't have it as well, as you seem to have Cyclone externals
> installed.)
> It would be better to built your needed funcionality as an
> abstraction, though, for portability. I attached an example I quickly
> hacked together while writing this mail. Excercise for the reader: Add
> a last outlet a la [route] that allows 8gate to be chained.
> Ciao
> -- 
>  Frank Barknecht                               _ ______footils.org__
> <8gate.pd><8gate-help.pd>
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