[PD] zexy and Pd-0.38.4-extended-RC3.app
hans at eds.org
Wed Nov 23 07:00:34 CET 2005
On Nov 22, 2005, at 10:31 PM, Burt wrote:
> When using Pd-0.38.4-extended-RC3, I would like to load several of the
> zexy externals. Previously, I would just put zexy in the "Pd binaries
> to load" preference setting which of course would add lines to the
> plist in my Preferences so the externals in zexy.pd_darwin would load.
> Now that we've decided to have separately compiled zexy externals in
> the extra folder instead of one big zexy.pd_darwin, how would I tell
> Pd to load them when the Startup options only give me ten slots? Say
> I wanted to load Gem, xsample, vasp, dyn~ pmpd, cyclone, memento,
> toxy, limiter~, zexy~, and envrms~. Can I specify some libraries as
> startup flags? Is it bad form to load more libraries than one is
> actually using in any given patch? Should there be some way of
> specifying which libraries to load with each patch?
There are a few solutions in the works for this. Günter Geiger's
[using] object would be quite nice, it allows you to load libs from a
patch (i.e. [using zexy]. Then, I plan on redoing the preference
panels so that they are more usable, including unlimited paths and libs
Its not a big deal to load all the libs, it'll just take longer to
start, and use up more RAM.
> Also, when I used to load the full zexy.pd_darwin, my Pd startup time
> was fairly slow. I didn't really test not loading zexy, but I have
> noticed that this new Pd extended loads faster. Were the zexy
> externals one reason load-time took so long? Do extra externals
> effect Pd's performance? I'm wondering if anyone's done any tests.
With objects compiled individually, the code is only loaded when it is
used. With a lib, the whole lib is loaded on startup. So yes, not
have a lib will make it startup quicker
> samuel burt
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