[PD] [declare] trouble

Roman Haefeli reduzierer at yahoo.de
Wed Nov 7 22:41:59 CET 2007

after all the talk how the preferences file on OS X works, this issue
remains unresolved. 

sorry to nag with this, but there is no point in having an object and
not knowing how it works. did ANY OS X user ever manage to use the flag
'-stdpath' for the object [declare] in order to add a directory from
extra to pd's searchpathes? 


On Tue, 2007-11-06 at 20:51 +0100, robbert van hulzen wrote:
> hi all & hc,
> just downloaded last night's autobuild--looks very nice! i understand the
> wish for flexible colours etc, but hc, thanks a lot for the work!
> there is something however that i don't understand: why is it that pd-ext
> doesn't load all the libs it comes with? the .plist it comes with contains
> 10 entries for loadlib, while in my tweaked prefs file for an earlier
> version, there are 36.
> i thought this problem might be a good reason to learn what [declare] is all
> about, but i didn't manage: [declare -lib ext13 -path
> /Applications/Pd-0.40.3-extended-20071106.app/Contents/Resources/extra/ext13
> /] didn't do it, and neither did variations on the path. according to the
> help file (not included in the ext build), "you may use a full path name",
> so i'm wondering what i'm doing wrong... also [declare -lib ext13
> /App...blablah] (as quoted by roman in an earlier post) doesn't work. am i
> mixing up definitions of libraries? still, in verbose output, it shows that
> the path i hoped to create is not searched.
> i know there's been a lot of talk about [declare] (and [import]) on the
> list, but it apparently didn't give me enough info to sort this out.
> if i understood correctly, [declare] is different from [import] in that it
> does its thing at startup rather than when banged?
> i couldn't find a description in the pdpedia of either--i'll be happy to
> make that entry as soon as i understand how they work.
> help would be greatly appreciated!
> cheers, robbert

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