[PD] GUI speed test

IOhannes m zmoelnig zmoelnig at iem.at
Tue Nov 13 09:08:37 CET 2007

Roman Haefeli wrote:
> On Mon, 2007-11-12 at 21:36 +0100, IOhannes m zmoelnig wrote:
>> btw, did you now that you can use the "." as the path for "pd open"?
> wrong.
> this won't work as well, unless you start pd from within speedtest/ . i
> am actually quite happy about this example, because it illustrates well,
> that 'open' relative to pd's startlocation doesn't usually make sense at
> all (as i explained in numberous other threads). 

i am aware of that.
but "." is _much_ more likely to be the path wherein the patch lies than 

so for those who are able to run Pd from the commandline (which is 
practically everyone, though some might not know or find it 
inconvenient), the "." will eventually work.
the others will have to change the "." to there favourite path.

otoh, almost everybody will have to change the "/Users/hans/Desktop/" to 
their favourite path.

so i think, all in all the "." is a more user friendly thing.

> miller:
> if you read this, please consider changing the [; pd open patch.pd
> path( so, that 'path' is relative to 'patch.pd'. this could be done
> without breaking backwards compatibility by introducing a new argument:

i think it wouldn't even break backwards compatibility if it was the 
default behaviour.


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