[PD] pd extended development
fbar at footils.org
Thu Apr 17 08:31:40 CEST 2008
Hans-Christoph Steiner hat gesagt: // Hans-Christoph Steiner wrote:
> On Apr 16, 2008, at 2:58 PM, Frank Barknecht wrote:
> > In the end we may be back at square one: a "flatspace" with the
> > selected best of the (un)pack objectclasses in a single directory. No
> > problems with path settings, all is fine again.
> > Or what am I missing? ;)
> The flatspace model breaks down when you start adding libraries to Pd-
> extended. Then you can have nameclashes again. Say someone writes
> their own library with an [urn], then what happens? At best,
> confusion ensues.
I should have written "best of the (un)pack objectclasses in a single
*namespace*", not a directory. But that's how pd-extended is setup and
used in practice ATM.
> If we look at other programming languages, we can see that namespaces
> are a very common solution to this problem (C++, Tcl, python, Java,
> Smalltalk, etc). I see no reason why it wouldn't work for Pd as well.
Me neither. I just see a discrepancy between theory and real life and am
searching for the reason. ;)
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