[PD] helpbrowser and the paths

Hans-Christoph Steiner hans at at.or.at
Thu May 5 03:41:14 CEST 2011

The 'pd -path' and 'pd -lib' things are a bit muddled conceptually the  
way they are sometimes used.  The concept should be something like:

-path - a folder to load libraries, externals, etc. from
-lib - load a library into the global namespace.

IMHO, a library loaded with 'pd -lib' should do eveything needed to be  
fully loaded.  gridflow has done this for a while, libdir is another  
approach.  Gem seems to have the code to do this, but its not always  
enabled.  I think this should always be enabled with Gem too.


On May 4, 2011, at 6:42 PM, yvan volochine wrote:

> sorry if I miss some of the basics in pd-loading-libs or if this was  
> discussed before but wouldn't it make sense to have a difference  
> between what is added to 'path' and what goes into the HelpBrowser ?
> (i.e. -lib loads externals, help, ... and goes into HelpBrowser and - 
> path adds whatever to the patch namespace but not to HelpBrowser)
> it's weird to have my music directories on the top of HelpBrowser.
> 0.02$
> cheers,
> _y
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