[PD] d_fat extension ???

Hans-Christoph Steiner hans at at.or.at
Sun Aug 9 20:19:02 CEST 2009

IOhannes m zmölnig wrote:
> Hans-Christoph Steiner wrote:
>> .d_fat doesn't work on Pd-extended (I don't remember why, feel free to
>> fix it), just rename it to .pd_darwin like a normal external.
> hmm: apart from all the flamewars about whether it's a good idea or 
> not to use .d_fat and/or .pd_darwin, why do you imply that only files 
> with .pd_darwin are "normal" externals?
> given the vanilla bible of Pd both are equals.
For the same reasons that were discussed when these extensions were 
introduced.  For Mac OS X, the d_fat, etc extentions cause problems 
without solving any. No other Mac OS X app that I have seen uses 
arch-specific file extentions. Mac OS X provides tools for managing the 
different binary formats, so it should be considered harmful to invent 
new ones. I think the d_fat, etc. should be deprecated and removed from Pd.

> fmadst
> IOhannes

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