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

Hans-Christoph Steiner hans at at.or.at
Mon Feb 27 21:52:09 CET 2012

On 02/27/2012 03:39 PM, András Murányi wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 27, 2012 at 02:15, Hans-Christoph Steiner <hans at at.or.at
> <mailto: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
>  tclpd
> ... 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.

There is no [tclpd] object as far as I know.  tclpd is a "loader"
library that is loaded automatically at start by the new 'startup'
mechanism in Pd-extended 0.43.  To use it, try out one of the examples
in the Help Browser -> tclpd -> examples.  Or try downloading the
'tclfile' library and dropping it into ~/pd-externals.  You can see the
Tcl script that made the open by right-clicking and selecting Open.


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