[PD] A way to query the current platform

Chris McCormick chris at mccormick.cx
Wed Sep 24 06:15:39 CEST 2014

Hi Miller,

Now that Pd is running on diverse platforms and variants, it would be
very useful to have a generic interface that a patch can use to query
the current platform. Something like sending a "getinfo" message to the
pd object which would send back e.g.:

list osx vanilla pure-data

list linux pd-l2ork pure-data

list ios zengarden

list android droidparty libpd pure-data

The use-case for this is things like:

 * On Android, audio latency is high and needs to be factored in by patches.

 * A patch that wants to load a text file might need to use a different
path delimiter on linux versus windows.

What are your thoughts on this?

I am assuming the Pd-l2ork fellows will pipe up with some already
implemented solution. :)




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