[PD] [nosleep] WAS: how to avoid (most/many/some) readsf~ dropouts

Hans-Christoph Steiner hans at eds.org
Sun Jul 20 19:14:40 CEST 2008

On Jul 18, 2008, at 8:29 PM, Mathieu Bouchard wrote:

> On Wed, 16 Jul 2008, Hans-Christoph Steiner wrote:
>> They are not "my" namespaces.  I neither wrote the code, nor  
>> figured out their usage.  I just think it is a pretty good system  
>> to use.
> Well, given how much Günter is not there anymore and how much you  
> are there talking about said namespaces, I'd say that they are  
> pretty much yours. They could also be Günter's and yours at once,  
> or only contextually yours to the extent of the conversation that  
> we're having. Whatever it is, I know that you didn't code them, but  
> this is not what I want to concentrate on.
>> IOhannes had "/" working in hexloader, but it has other issues.
> You can't get "/" to be unambiguous if it is also a namespace  
> separator and this problem doesn't depend on hexloader or even  
> filesystems. Can the hexloader also be involved in finding  
> helpfiles? [round/]'s helpfile can't be reasonably called "round/- 
> help.pd". But the ambiguïty I want to talk about is that, let's say  
> you have a ~ version of [round/]. Well, [round/~] is also a  
> possible name for a class named [~] in namespace "round". So when  
> you query what's the namespace associated to the classname "round/ 
> ~", what shall you get, "" or "round" ?

If you only use / as a char in the first position and only allow  
one / for a separator, like [/] or [math//], then it is doable, and  
that covers basically all of the cases that we need it for.



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