[PD] naming objects

Mathieu Bouchard matju at artengine.ca
Sun Apr 25 15:04:16 CEST 2010

On Sun, 25 Apr 2010, Frank Barknecht wrote:

> Just a quick note: as operating systems treat upper- and lowercase in 
> filenames differently (Linux is picky and will not load 
> renderDepthSelector.pd for an object called [renderdepthselector], while 
> Windows and OS-X will do), I try to avoid uppercase in abstraction 
> names.

On Windows and OSX, [renderdepthselector] won't create either, though the 
file will be open. GetProcAddress and dlsym are case-sensitive. Then after 
that, class_new is case-sensitive too (because selectors are 

> Or you go with operating system features: On *nix systems you could use 
> a symbolic link like "ln -s renderDepthSelector.pd rds.pd".

Only on filesystems that support it. I say that because FAT is becoming 
*more* common on those operating systems; so when you transmit the file 
using flash-memory formatted the default way, you have to tar it or zip 

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