[PD] "new wrap incompatible object" error

Hans-Christoph Steiner hans at at.or.at
Tue Aug 17 05:09:20 CEST 2010

On Aug 16, 2010, at 11:02 PM, Mathieu Bouchard wrote:

> On Tue, 17 Aug 2010, Claude Heiland-Allen wrote:
>> The pd-extended users in 3 who want to make patches with [wrap]  
>> work with both puredata and pd-extended should have known that they  
>> were using an extension, but sadly
> I don't think that people aren't aware that pd extended bundles a  
> lot of things that aren't in pd vanilla. I think that it's made  
> pretty clear. Those who don't know that, also have no intention of  
> making their patches work with vanilla, if they even know the  
> existence of vanilla.
> So, suppose that they do know that pd-vanilla is pretty vanilla,  
> then the real problem is more like : if they write [zexy/wrap] in  
> the patch, it doesn't work with a vanilla+zexy setup, and then, if  
> they do it as [wrap] instead, they run into the problems you listed.
> Moral of the story is that the "zexy/" prefix is only available in  
> the software in which it is available and not in the one in which it  
> isn't.

There is no standard vanilla+zexy install, so there is no real way to  
support it.  That's the idea of Pd-extended: a standard install.



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