[PD] strange error in console

Hans-Christoph Steiner hans at at.or.at
Mon Jun 14 21:56:49 CEST 2010

On Jun 14, 2010, at 3:15 PM, Martin Peach wrote:

> Mathieu Bouchard wrote:
>> On Mon, 14 Jun 2010, Martin Peach wrote:
>>> On today's Pd-extended 0.42.5-rc3 for Ubuntu lucid i386 I get this  
>>> message if I open routeOSC-help:
>>> error: 'routeOSC-help.pd' is a deprecated name format for a help  
>>> patch.
>>>    Please rename to 'routeOSC-help-help.pd'!
>>> I can't find it in the source anywhere. Does anyone know where  
>>> it's coming from?
>> It's coming from s_path.c, function open_via_helppath, label  
>> gotone_deprecated, line 428.
> ...which exists only in the pd-extended version I think.
>> It's because of a bug in mrpeach/osc/routeOSC.c, function  
>> routeOSC_setup, line 146, which reads :
>>  class_sethelpsymbol(routeOSC_class, gensym("routeOSC-help.pd"));
>> when it ought to be :
>>  class_sethelpsymbol(routeOSC_class, gensym("routeOSC"));
> Ah yes, thanks. It's fixed in svn now.
> Martin

Really, the whole class_sethelpsymbol() function should be removed  
since Pd will automatically assume the classname is the base of the  
helpfile name.  That function is only used for times when the help  
patch has a different name than the object, which is bad practice IMHO.



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