[PD] external loading suggestion
lex_ein at f-m.fm
Tue Jul 20 23:25:53 CEST 2004
Miller Puckette wrote:
>I agree too... Whenever something is available in Max and also in clashing
>libraries, I'm thinking of figuring out the Max compatible one (probably
>this will always be the one in cyclone) and putting that in the Pd core.
>Also, objects such as abs~, etc., which are in cyclone but seem canonical
>should go into Pd. I haven't decided wheether Pd should try to include
>the whole of cyclone or not.
>also, I want to add a flag to Pd to supperss loading specific classes so
>that, when classes are added to Pd , they don't break existing libraries
>quite so badly.
Fine, so I give up. No namespaces. Fine. So everybody's mind is made
up. So much for that debate.
But it sure seems like encouraging "libraryname_objectname" aliases as
in maxlib would go a long way to avoiding
and providing a user-side method to resolve nameclashes, and allowing
simultaneous (within the same patch or abstraction) usage of objects
with identical root objectnames. Without "changing a line of code", by
"one word - one object" - feh. Try that in a dictionary and see how far
As in real estate, context, context, context.
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