[PD] pd external that uses cocoa / objective C

Rich E rich.eakin at gmail.com
Mon Dec 21 18:59:04 CET 2009

Thanks for the advice.  I am not sure I understand how to get the callback
functions for pd to interface with the cocoa API, but I'll give a crack at
it later tonight and see how far I get (first time doing anything in
obj-c).  For me, I don't really care about elegance as much as that it will
do everything that I want it to do (and fast).


On Mon, Dec 21, 2009 at 9:54 AM, IOhannes m zmoelnig <zmoelnig at iem.at>wrote:

> Rich E wrote:
> > Hi all,
> >
> > I have been thinking of how to use cocoa in a pd external and I could use
> > some advice.  It has to be in Objective-C of course, and I see that
> gridflow
> > uses cocoa a little (format/quartz.m). Still, I am not understanding how
> to
> > combine the elements of a pd external (in C) with that of what I am
> finding
> > in cocoa example applications (in objective-c).  Will I just write the
> > entire external in objective-c, or is there some specific way to use
> obj-c
> > syntax within a C source file?  Any tips or directs are thankfully
> welcomed.
> you can mix C-code and ObjC-code just fine in your .m file (that is: you
> can use C in ObjC; you cannot use ObjC in your C)
> so basically you write everything in ObjC, but the callback-functions
> for Pd (which are written in C)
> i guess there are more elegant ways to do it, but this is how i would do
> it.
> fgmasdr
> IOhannes
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