[PD] [PD-announce] pdlua and tclpd: now embedded in Pd-extended 0.43

András Murányi muranyia at gmail.com
Mon Feb 27 21:39:58 CET 2012

On Mon, Feb 27, 2012 at 02:15, Hans-Christoph Steiner <hans at at.or.at> wrote:

> There are two new, easy ways to write objects for Pd: tclpd by Federico
> Ferri and pdlua by Claude Heiland-Allen, Frank Barknecht and Martin Peach.
>  Both are now included in Pd-extended 0.43 and are automatically loaded at
> startup. [...]

I was so excited to try tclpd, that even though pd 0.43 happens not to work
under my user account, I gave it a go under another account. Let me share
my not so merry experience, and sorry if it goes beyond tclpd itself.

So this a user account that never ran pd-extended, although it (latest
autobuild) is already installed on the machine (Ubuntu Lucid).

I start a new patch and try to create [tclpd], i get this error:

maximum object loading depth 1000 reached
... couldn't create

I quit so I can add tclpd to the preferences file, but I find there is no
.pdextended file.

I go to preferences, it lets me add the path to tclpd, I click Apply, OK.
As we, the well-connected know it now, this has no practical effect -
except that it seems that on quit, a new default .pdextended is created -
with no reference to tclpd however.

I open .pdextended in a text editor and add tclpd to the only list there
is: 'loadlib'.

I go back to pd, [tclpd] still won't create.

Back to text editor, copy-paste 'path' section of another user's
.pdextended into this one, add tclpd.

Back to pd, [tclpd] still won't create.

This is where I am now.
Please tell me if I'm doing anything wrong and/or if I shall file any of
this as a bug.


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