[PD] external loading suggestion

guenter geiger geiger at xdv.org
Tue Jul 20 16:47:59 CEST 2004

On Mon, 19 Jul 2004, Tim Blechmann wrote:
> the externals that have been written several times have been written,
> because different people needed the same, more or less basic, that's not
> implemented as pd internal... (on cvs, there are 3 counters, including
> the flext tutorial, excluding the gem counter and 4 prepends)

They have been implemented several times because there was no central CVS
and people did not know that they already exist. Another case that
demonstrates why the CVS is a good thing.

> i would deeply suggest that all the developers (iohannes, d.ly,
> krzysztof, thomas, guenter for counter or prepend) who are involved in
> these nameclashes, discuss about their opinion on these externals, and
> implement one of them in the appropiate place ...

yep, we have discussed the prepend case, the solution is in CVS. Miller
has the decision if he want to include it in pd.

Would be good if the counter case would be discussed too by those


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