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

Hans-Christoph Steiner hans at eds.org
Wed Nov 23 18:24:20 CET 2005

On Nov 23, 2005, at 4:02 AM, IOhannes m zmoelnig wrote:

> 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 libraries)

It is a miniscule bit of overhead for real interface rather than a  
hack, and it would allow you to easily specify loading order.  Plus  
[using] would be able to load alternate lib formats like libdirs.

> 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.

This already exists.  Its known as the "path".  But it doesn't work for  
the old lib format.  Works fine with geiger namespaces/libdirs,  
wherever objects are in single files.



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