[PD] about [prepend] on osx

Hans-Christoph Steiner hans at eds.org
Sat Nov 26 00:05:37 CET 2005

On Nov 25, 2005, at 5:22 PM, Krzysztof Czaja wrote:

> hi Hans,
> Hans-Christoph Steiner wrote:
> ...
>> You can call it directly: [cyclone/prepend]  That will always give you
> does your installer support aliases?  If so, would you consider
> adding an alias "ln -s cyclone cc"?  If not, would you consider
> "mv cyclone cc"?  Patch space is precious, and 5 chars is a lot.

If you need to save patch space, you can load it as a lib.  Or if there  
was a declare/using/import object that would be even better.   But I  
believe that abbreviations in code cause a lot more trouble than they  
save.  Something along these lines:

"Instead of imagining that our main task is to instruct a computer what  
to do, let us concentrate rather on explaining to human beings what we  
want a computer to do."
                         -Donald Knuth

I, for one, do not have an endless memory for abbreviations.  I think I  
share that trait with the majority of population.  Consider yourselves  
fortunate if you do have such a memory, but please humor the rest of  

>> cyclone's prepend.  The one in extra is actually cyclone's prepend,  
>> but  for some reason, it doesn't show up with the inlet the way its   
>> currently compiled.
> Currently, the only purpose of prepend's existence is to serve
> casual Pd users with a strong Max background.  Prepend in Max has
> only one inlet (message "set" is used instead).  In order to get
> the second inlet, one has to create a cyclone's prepend w/o
> arguments (which would be an invalid object in Max).

The one currently included in extra is probably an old version of the  
cyclone one. It should probably be removed altogether in the future  
releases so that people can easily select their preferred prepend.



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