[PD] nosferatu namespaces

IOhannes m zmoelnig zmoelnig at iem.at
Wed Nov 23 17:49:32 CET 2005

seems like i have a frog in my mouth that turns all the words i write to 
something else.

Martin Peach wrote:
> IOhannes m zmoelnig wrote:
>> - because with externals the users need not think about loading a 
>> library to get a special object. they just load the object.
>> - ...
> Surely it would be better if an external that needs some library 
> functionality should be able on its own to silently load the library, so 
> for instance making a [gemhead] would automatically load Gem. Is this 
> what you mean?


if a library is borken up into externals (like zexy in the pd-extended), 
it is no longer a "library" in the sense of 1 big file containing all 
the objects.
a better term would be "collection": it is just a punch of objects that 
happen to belong together for various reasons (e.g. functionality; but 
also such triviata like "once being objects provided by the zexy.dll")

so: in pd-extended there is no zexy library but there is a zexy 
collection of objects (externals/abstractions) like [z~], [limiter~] and 

use these objects; you don't have to know anything about "zexy" (whether 
it is whatever); the object gets loaded on demand (when you create it).


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