[PD] external loading suggestion
lex_ein at f-m.fm
Sun Jul 18 22:56:22 CEST 2004
Problem: Unique objects exist in more than one library with the same
different function, with no ombudsman or czar to arbitrate who gets the
This forces library loading order to be an issue: IEM's gate vs
So I offer two thoughts: (if this has been discussed before, I couldn't
1. If, at load time, external objects maintained their library name
objects could be absolutely selected from a particular library at
creation time in the patch.
This would eliminate the effect of library loading order and increase
So instead of
[prob 2 4 5]
someone publishing a patch could specify
[mJlib/prob 2 4 5]
to guarantee correct operation, and alert the user immediately to the
with no further documentation needed..
2. If Pd had a option to enable/disable "object path display" in the GUI,
ALL object names could be displayed with their library path or not, in
1. No need to make up ridiculous non-mnemonic names for objects which have
nothing to do with their function, simply to avoid a dreaded name collision.
2. No more torture for users trying to figure out why patches don't work,
especially for objects without documentation which shall remain unnamed
Not backwards compatible. However, the patch or abstraction can be
as text to remove the offending path, and it STILL alerts the user to
for the correct library..
It's just a thought.
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