[PD] external loading suggestion

Olaf Matthes olaf.matthes at gmx.de
Sat Jul 24 20:56:54 CEST 2004

guenter geiger wrote:

>[...] The solution of Lex doesn't work because of the same reason externals
>won't fully work.
>Adding an alias is not enough, you have to change the  name of
>every method that could be in conflict with other methods of different
>externals. Otherwise you will have some surprises while using two
>objects with the same name. (and this could be very tricky to debug)
and Frank Barknecht wrote:

>Martin Peach hat gesagt: // Martin Peach wrote:
>>Declaring a function static gives it file scope, so it is only known to 
>>functions in the same file. That might solve the 'shadowed declarations' 
>>error that occurs because two entities named 'exp' are found in the source.
>Might indeed help, too, although renaming was easier. The static thing
>won't help with the clashes of *_setup functions, though, as these
>need to be visible to the Pd main app, so I think, they must not be
>"static". Am I right?
So the above mentioned method (that already _is_ used in maxlib) should 
work, right? - The setup functions also have the prefix ',axlib_' and 
thus are different from for example 'scale_setup()' and all functions 
are declared static...


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