[PD] [PD-announce] Pd-0.40.3-extended-rc2 released

Luke Iannini lukexipd at gmail.com
Wed Jul 9 06:43:27 CEST 2008

On Fri, Jul 4, 2008 at 1:37 AM, IOhannes m zmoelnig <zmoelnig at iem.at> wrote:
> Luke Iannini wrote:
>> So, sorry to pick on the hexloader some more : ) but it seems it is
>> the culprit.  Can anyone confirm?
> it makes sense.
> could you send me the complete output of the pd-console when loading
> your patch with "-verbose". (might get big; so zip it and send it to me
> privately; or put it somewhere online...)
Hi IOhannes,
Sorry for the wait, I had a busy week.  Here's the output... I put it
online in case anyone else is interested. (I cleared the initial
output messages, so it starts immediately after I click off the
[sft.coral] object)  Big indeed; 616 megs, be ready for that (luckily
it's ideal for compression: 20.4megs zipped).*  And this is only one
module... if I had tried the patch where I load 16 of them I would
have run out of HD space (not to mention RAM); glad I didn't : ).

It occurred to me that it might make sense to cache the last known
location of an object and try that location first?  Or is that a
hack...  I don't know.  But it seems it would help all loaders to do

Also, I'm guessing stripping down my Pd-prefs to include a minimum of
directories would greatly help, yea?  Or, put another way, it's a good
argument to accelerate use of [import].


> i am not sure how to handle the problem generally yet.
> ideas are:
> - remove the recursive library search in hexloader (no more hexloading
> for non-C externals; who is using that anyhow? libdir doesn't seem to
> like hexloader so much anyhow)
> - remove the the HEXLOADER_PATCHES functionality (it seems to be not
> working anyhow)
> - remove the entire hexloader quirks and just claim that you cannot
> write objects with filenames containing special characters.
> after all the endless struggles with hexloader, i start tending towards
> the last one...
> fgmasdr
> IOhannes
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