[PD] arraysize WAS apt.puredata.info is back!

Jonathan Wilkes jancsika at yahoo.com
Sat Sep 29 07:33:57 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: Friday, September 28, 2012 11:11 PM
> Subject: Re: [PD] arraysize WAS apt.puredata.info is back!
> On 29/09/12 00:57, Jonathan Wilkes wrote:
>>  So if you think the debian repos are the first place to look, then you 
> would agree
> they are the first place I look for a file I am missing, so if someone referred 
> to [arraysize] I'd check if I have it available by:
> $ apt-file search arraysize.pd
> pd-arraysize: /usr/lib/pd/extra/arraysize/arraysize.pd_linux
> $
> then apt-get install pd-arraysize  or apt-cache show pd-arraysize if I wanted to 
> see a description or dependency info first.
>>  that arraysize should tell the user they can get the same functionality 
> with
>>  expr which is already installed with pd-extended, pd-l2ork, and pd vanilla 
> and
>>  therefore more modular, right?
> yes .. that info is useful to include - perhaps in the arraysize help file, 
> perhaps in the package description, and your expr example in help is the right 
> one in that context. It is your suggestion that arraysize be deprecated that I 
> do not like.

You're right, because it isn't superseded by a new feature, but rather by an old
one.  There's probably not a term for that because the normal response is "please
don't add bloat to the system".


> Simon

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