[PD] arraysize WAS apt.puredata.info is back!
jancsika at yahoo.com
Fri Sep 28 06:48:19 CEST 2012
----- Original Message -----
> From: Simon Wise <simonzwise at gmail.com>
> To: Jonathan Wilkes <jancsika at yahoo.com>
> Cc: "pd-list at iem.at" <pd-list at iem.at>
> Sent: Thursday, September 27, 2012 11:52 PM
> Subject: Re: [PD] arraysize WAS apt.puredata.info is back!
> On 28/09/12 11:38, Jonathan Wilkes wrote:
>> ----- Original Message -----
>>> From: Simon Wise<simonzwise at gmail.com>
>>>> And who is this mythical user that looks to the Debian
>>>> to figure out how to do something in a programming language?
>>>> (Hm, I'm not getting audio output, let's open up Synaptic
>>>> 20,000 mostly non-related packages for a solution...)
>>> they are at all not mythical, though not as numerous as those using
>>> windows or a pre-assembled linux distribution.
>> That's not what I'm talking about.
>> I'm referring to what Hans wrote:
>>> For me, apt-get install pd-arraysize is far easier than trying to
>> remember that [expr] trick. And thankfully we can write externals,
>> so we can have choice. :-)
> exactly ...
Not exactly-- you were referring to using the Debian packaging
system in a general sense to find packages, and you were saying that
calling someone who uses it a mythical user is not inaccurate.
But that's not what I wrote-- I'm referring to using the Debian packaging
system to figure out how to solve a specific problem in the programming
language, and that's not what the packaging system is for.
Anyway, it's easier to not install something than it is to install something.
And it's a false choice between installing an external and memorizing
the help patch for expr. But I think Hans is making that false choice
because my revision of expr-help.pd, which has a comprehensive list
of the expr operators, doesn't come up when you right-click expr.
Hans: what do I need to do to get the PDDP help patchs for the expr
family to show up on right-clicking "Help"?
>>> certainly not the typical pd user, but also certainly not a mythical
> one either,
>>> and since the work done for such a package is by one or other such user
>>> that seems very reasonable to me.
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