[PD] Using [import] [was: Re: sending OSC bundles. + help files?]

Hans-Christoph Steiner hans at eds.org
Fri Sep 12 21:58:06 CEST 2008

On Sep 12, 2008, at 2:45 PM, Frank Barknecht wrote:

> Hallo,
> Phil Stone hat gesagt: // Phil Stone wrote:
>> I apologize for following-up my own post, but this is a fairly  
>> important
>> point, and I think it needs clarification.  I'm about to release an
>> abstraction, and I used [import] to eliminate a few dozen  
>> [mrpeach/...]
>> style invocations of Martin Peach's OSC objects.  Up until now, my
>> abstraction would work with vanilla Pd if a couple of externals/libs
>> were included (mrpeach being one of them).  Have I now completely
>> blocked out any vanilla Pd users by using [import]?
> AFAIK [import] is an external, for vanilla users it would just be an
> additional dependency to install.
> Another problem, maybe bigger problem, is that using [import] like in
> pd-extended requires a certain directory layout. For example to make
> [import mrpeach] work in that it makes [routeOSC] availabe, pd-vanilla
> users not only need [import], they also have to put
> routeOSC.pd_linux|dll|... into a directory "mrpeach" in their path  
> (e.g.
> into "extra") to let [import mrpeach] actually load [routeOSC].
> But the problem is not as big as I make it. E.g. vanilla users  
> could use
> an empty abstraction import.pd and keep Martin's objects in the Pd- 
> path
> directly.  They are available as [routeOSC],... directly then.  
> Having the
> empty import.pd will make Pd shut up when [import mrpeach] is used and
> you could use [routeOSC] without prefix just fine. You could not use
> [mrpeach/routeOSC] then, but you don't want to anyway. ;)

Or even easier, just copy the "mrpeach" folder in extra from a Pd- 
extended build into your Pd-vanilla install's extra folder.  Done.   
Then you can use namespace prefixes too, like [mrpeach/routeOSC].


> Ciao
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> Frank Barknecht
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