[PD] pd extended development

Frank Barknecht 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. ;)

Frank Barknecht

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