[PD] nosferatu namespaces (was: zexy and Pd-0.38.4-extended-RC3.app)

IOhannes m zmoelnig zmoelnig at iem.at
Wed Nov 23 10:02:51 CET 2005

Georg Holzmann wrote:
> Hallo!
> well, this would be useful, but whats the difference from [using zexy] 
> to [zexy] - it also loads the lib because most libs implemented such a 
> dummy object (or at least some) ?

note that the library does not have to implement an object of the same 
name. e.g. there is no [Gem] object in Gem, but you still can load Gem 
by creating an object [Gem]: the creation will fail but Gem will be loaded.

so you are correct, that using [using] just for library loading is a bit 
of an overhead (especially since people tend to externals instead of 

i think that the [using] object should automatically add (an optional) 
library-prefix to objects that cannot be found.
imagine you have a patch that contains [using zexy] (how comes this 
discussion always concentrates on my libraries...) and [nop].
since pd cannot find a [nop] object anywhere in it's space, it would try 
to find [zexy/nop] which eventually is an abstraction 
./extra/zexy/nop.pd and thus can be resolved and loaded.


oops, i see we are in the never ending namespace discussion again and 
thus change the subject accordingly

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