[PD] external loading suggestion

Frank Barknecht fbar at footils.org
Thu Jul 22 19:10:09 CEST 2004

guenter geiger hat gesagt: // guenter geiger wrote:

> On Thu, 22 Jul 2004, Krzysztof Czaja wrote:
> > Never using extern hierarchies, we get an extra bonus of always
> > being able to safely resolve abstraction names against potentially
> > shadowing class names, by placing all abstractions a level down
> > relative to the main patch's directory, and releasing the whole
> > bundle as a tarball.
> Hmm, I think I do not fully understand how this helps. You mean instead
> of using extern hierarchies you use abstraction hierarchies ?
> What is the difference ?

I think Krzysztof is referring to abstraction collections or
application patches like my RRADical collection and he is mentioning
something I have on my todo list anyway: move "private" abstractions
to subdirs. 

RRADical patches use some utility abstractions, which are *not* meant
to be part of the actual collection for the user, they are
implementation details. Those could be hidden savely from the users if
I would reference them inside a "Geiger-namespace" (tm), that is, put
them into subdirectories. Currently i use an underscore to "hide"
these, but that could still clash.

 Frank Barknecht                               _ ______footils.org__

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