[PD] adding external-direcetories to paths

Steffen stffn at dibidut.dk
Wed Mar 14 12:02:28 CET 2007

On 14/03/2007, at 5.55, Thomas Jeppesen wrote:

> Thanks for the feedback Steffen, any ideas why the reg-file in the  
> windows installation doesn't do the trick, it is supposed to add  
> all the libs from the extended version of PD?

I know next to nothing about win32.

But i think the basic reason why they don't all work out of the box  
in Pd-extended, is that some are not loaded to avoid name clashing.

One way to go about it is to add them to the startup prefs, but  
bearing in mind, that there might be name clashing. Another is to use  
[import <lib>], this require of cause the import object which is not  
in vanilla Pd . A third is to call objects as [<lib>/<objectname>]  
fx. [cyclone/pow~ ]. I tend to prefer the later, as is reflect from  
where the object comes and as such also helps my organize my code.

> Yup, thats right. I'm pretty sure that some patching is being done  
> at LAB already - Actually I know it is ;)

Are you thinking about Labsalonen? I was there the first time, having  
the opportunity to have a closer look at the abiunix system (that  
uses devel 0.37), but apart from that there wasn't much Pd action.  
Other then that Lab is, to my experience, fairly closed for day to  
day use.

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