[PD] Nettles. Was: Cyclone: List of Issues with existing objects by Alexandre Porres
claude at mathr.co.uk
Sun Feb 14 17:57:35 CET 2016
On 14/02/16 16:37, Alexandre Torres Porres wrote:
>> hat's why you need to introduce another external
>> >"hexloader", and make sure it always loads first.
> but why don't I need this when I load the cyclone externals?
hexloader is only need for 2 cases afaict:
1. if you want an abstractions with '/' in the object name
(not allowed by filesystems)
2. single-object externals with non-alphanumeric characters
(not allowed in C identifiers)
multi-object libraries avoid (2) by exposing a C function
libraryname_setup() in libraryname.pd_whatever instead of
objectname_setup() in objectname.pd_whatever, and libraryname_setup()
can register all the objects in the library at once (not just
I'm guessing cyclone is a multi-object library that you load with -lib
cyclone (or declare), so there is no need for hexloader.
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