[PD] poll: common problems when sharing performance patches

Frank Barknecht fbar at footils.org
Sat Feb 26 23:04:48 CET 2005

Hans-Christoph Steiner hat gesagt: // Hans-Christoph Steiner wrote:

> For the next phase of my [hid] toolkit project, I want to focus on 
> addressing issues that make it difficult to share performance patches 
> made with it.   RRADical is a very good example of what I am trying to 
> accomplish with the HID side of things.So I thought I'd start with an 
> informal poll of common problems people have when trying to use someone 
> else's performance patch.  The most obvious one that I can think of 
> right now would be getting the correct objects and libraries, and then 
> there are the name conflicts.  These are things that are being 
> addressed, albeit slowly. 
> I am particularly interested in patching styles, object functionality, 
> etc. that makes sharing performance patches easier or harder.  

I think, this might not necessarily have to be restricted to
"performance" patches. Actually my performance patches are almost
unsharable, as the are quite specific to my laptop. I even sometimes
struggle with moving them to my stationary machine, but this isn't
that important to me. 

However patches that are intended to be shared need to adhere to
certain rules, be it performance patches or other patches. The most
imporant rule IMO is to avoid global names as much as possible. Names
that immediatly come to my mind are: 
  1) [value]
  2) send/receive 
  3) array/table 

1) practically is a no go for shared patches, 2) and 3) should always
start with $0

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