[PD] Preferred/best practice for loading external objects

Simon Iten itensimon at gmail.com
Thu May 5 22:01:54 CEST 2016

well there is also the often used/famous "don't ask me next time" checkbox. of course it has to come with a "reset defaults" in the preferences as well…

(sorry this one got to you only iohannes)

> On 05 May 2016, at 20:32, IOhannes m zmölnig <zmoelnig at iem.at> wrote:
> On 05/04/2016 11:53 PM, Miller Puckette wrote:
>> I believe it should be just the one.  But I'm a scope conservative
>> (despite the contradictory evidence that Pd has, in fact, no scoping
>> mechanism :)
> hmm, so:
> for your people at UCSD you would like to have externals installed into
> ~/pd/extra and ~/pd-0.46-4/extra and ~/pd-0.22/extra depending on which
> version of Pd you are running.
> for yourself, you would like to have externals NOT be installed into
> ~/pd/extra.
> since these two behaviours are contradictory and cannot be resolved
> automatically, the only option is to ask the user every single time they
> are going to install a library via deken, at the potential cost ofthem
> shouting "but i told you this directory already three times this
> morning" at their computers.
> fdmsar
> IOhannes
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