[PD] Difference between import and declare
hans at eds.org
Sat Nov 3 03:17:17 CET 2007
[import] in 0.40 uses the same code as [declare], just has a
different interface. Previous versions of [import] were quite a bit
That code in 0.40 is still a bit buggy, so file bug reports please :)
On Oct 31, 2007, at 5:05 PM, Roman Haefeli wrote:
> afaik, [import] is part of pd-extended and is much older. [declare] is
> part of pd since 0.40.
> altough [import] came first, i personally prefer [declare], because
> part of pd. i don't know if it is possible with [import] as well, but
> with [declare] you can specify paths either relative to pd or relative
> to the patch, which is quite cool, because you can use it for loading
> externals/paths from extra as well as directories, that are project
> specific and not installed in <pd>/extra. also, when loading pathes
> [declare], they are only added to the patch itself.
> by the way:
> - has anyone ever succeded in adding a path from the extra directory
> with [declare -stdpath <dir>] on os x? on linux and window it
> works, if
> i do [declare -stdpath ../extra/<dir>] (for whatever reason, i have to
> prepend '../extra'). however, this didn't seem to work on osx. why?
> - personally, i find that [declare] is pretty badly documented. what
> exactly means 'relative to pd' is not quite clear. for some reason,
> i am
> totally missing declare-help.pd right now. i performed a cvs
> update, but
> the file is still missing. am i doing something wrong here, or is it
> really missing in cvs?
> On Wed, 2007-10-31 at 16:06 -0400, Thomas O Fredericks wrote:
>> What is the difference between import and declare?
>> Pd 0.4 and up, will on of the two be deprecated?
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