[PD] Lua and PD (update)

Hans-Christoph Steiner hans at eds.org
Thu May 8 21:44:20 CEST 2008

On May 7, 2008, at 4:37 PM, Claude Heiland-Allen wrote:

> Mike McGonagle wrote:
>> Unfortunately, I am not
>> really in a position at the moment to learn how to compile pdlua.
> Which platform are you on?  If you're able to get on IRC, #dataflow  
> on irc.freenode.net, I could try and help you get it compiled, and  
> hopefully make it easier for others to compile it too.
> > I pretty
>> much depend on the extended version (thanks to Hans) for these  
>> things. Do
>> your sources automatically update those things?
> After some discussion with Hans, we decided that as pdlua is still  
> changing rapidly it would be better to have pdlua as a separate  
> download.  Hans, can you confirm that pdlua is no longer included  
> in the pd-extended builds?

It'll be included in the branches/pd-extended/0.41 nightly builds  
once that happens, and removed from the 0.40 release.  I think there  
is no harm in including it the test builds, and it makes it easier to  
test.  But since pdlua is still changing, it shouldn't be in a release.


> I think there is still an old version of pdlua in the pure-data svn  
> repo, if someone can remove it I'd appreciate it, either that or  
> convert it to an svn:external thing against the pdlua development  
> version:
> https://devel.goto10.org/svn/maximus/pdlua
> [snip]
>> also note that Pd tables are indexed from 0, unlike Lua's 1-based  
>> indexing.
>>>  I'm not sure whether to have pd.Table have 1-based indexing like  
>>> Lua or
>>> stick with the Pd-style 0-based indexing (which is what is currently
>>> implemented).
>> How do other implementations do this? Should we look to see how  
>> "Vessel"
>> does it in Max? It could be one of those things that turns out to  
>> be a
>> "gotcha" for new users who happen to miss that these tables are 0  
>> based,
>> instead of the Lua 1 based...
> Good idea, I'll take a look.
> Claude
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