[PD] [import] behaviour when library-meta.pd is missing

Hans-Christoph Steiner hans at at.or.at
Tue Nov 15 22:35:19 CET 2011

The meta file is required for a 'libdir' library. Other custom formats like Gem's or gridflow's perhaps don't require it.  I say lobby Tom Erbe to include the meta file, and structure soundhack like a libdir.  I'll happy answer any questions along those lines.


On Nov 15, 2011, at 3:24 PM, Marco Donnarumma wrote:

> I imagine this is a wanted behaviour, but would like to confirm.
> when using [import] to load a library which does not include the *-meta.pd file, such lib fails to be loaded.
> Ubuntu Lucid, Ubuntu Studio and Mac OSX 10.6, 10.7, with Pd-ext 0.42.5.
> This happens for instance with Soundhack for Pure Data.
> If this is wanted, perhaps it could be handy and easy to include the *-meta.pd...  
> Will, what do you think?
> I'm [import]ing a couple of those externals within the Xth Sense framework, but when students download the Soudhack externals, they have to manually add the meta file.
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