[PD] OSC in pd canonical (was Re: Re: pure == slow, impure == fast ? was purepd)

Hans-Christoph Steiner hans at eds.org
Mon Nov 21 21:00:29 CET 2005

On Nov 21, 2005, at 3:19 AM, Frank Barknecht wrote:

> Hallo,
> Chris McCormick hat gesagt: // Chris McCormick wrote:
>> Which begs the question; why isn't OSC functionality included in Pd
>> canonical? After all, OSC is the new defacto standard in control
>> messages isn't it? And Midi functionality is included already in Pd.
> I think, too, that OSC should be shipped with Pd main. It could be
> shipped similar too [expr] in it's own space.

Well, its been in the Pd-extended builds for a while.  Plus I'll be  
releasing Windows and Linux version of Pd-extended shortly, and a new  
Mac OS X Pd-extended.app today


>> Frank I think yr on the right track in terms of making the user  
>> experience
>> easier. Like it or not, users want to download one binary and install
>> it, or apt-get install it. Do you see it being possible to replace  
>> pool
>> functionality with the new list and data structures stuff?
> No. What is missing in Pd is a "hash" or "map" object, which allows
> fast lookup of data by keyword. Actually also a proper "vector" is
> missing, where one can store and retrieve lists by index number
> without having to traverse the whole vector sequentially.


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