[PD] [PD-announce] Pd version 0.48-0test7

Miller Puckette msp at ucsd.edu
Fri Aug 11 05:34:03 CEST 2017

Yes - Pd looks in the directory of the patch whether or not '.' is specified.
Adding '.' makes Pd look in the current directory of teh Pd process.  I believe
this only makes sense if Pd is launched from the command line or a shell
script or a Windows "shortcut".

Using "." in this way is almost always confising - perhaps the best thing to
say about it is that it's useful for back compatibilty only.

On Thu, Aug 10, 2017 at 11:44:50PM -0300, Alexandre Torres Porres wrote:
> 2017-08-10 21:18 GMT-03:00 Miller Puckette <msp at ucsd.edu>:
> > unless someone else can figure this out I'll just release it in its
> > current almost-working state.
> >
> Seems Dan was on it, huh?
> Anyway, I'm also proposing some changes to the manual.
> It was originally saying Pd does not use the "Path" mechanism to search for
> files and externals when you use a slash declaration: "/" - such as
> "../sounds/sample1.wav" or "../cyclone/cycle~"
> But it actually does use the Path, so I changed it.
> I'm also not sure about this bit:
> *Pd does not automatically look in the current directory however; to enable
> that, include "."*
> This seems to be wrong, as Pd will automatically look in the current
> directory regardless if you are including "." or not
> right?
> cheers

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