[PD] cannot 'upgrade' old patch

Liam Goodacre liamg_uw at hotmail.com
Thu Mar 22 10:08:42 CET 2018

Sorry, I sent the last message accidentally.

Maybe after opening PD and finding that Zexy didn't work, you opened a Zexy helpfile through the browser, or loaded some other file where Zexy was directly declared. This would load Zexy and allow all objects to create correctly, but but not prevent them from failing next time PD is opened.

Roman's solution should work. If you want, you can put the same declaration as a startup flag (preferences --> startup) so that you don't have to bother with the [declare] object every time.

From: Pd-list <pd-list-bounces at lists.iem.at> on behalf of Liam Goodacre <liamg_uw at hotmail.com>
Sent: 22 March 2018 08:59
To: Roman Haefeli; pd-list at lists.iem.at
Subject: Re: [PD] cannot 'upgrade' old patch

From: Pd-list <pd-list-bounces at lists.iem.at> on behalf of Roman Haefeli <reduzent at gmail.com>
Sent: 22 March 2018 07:36
To: pd-list at lists.iem.at
Subject: Re: [PD] cannot 'upgrade' old patch

On Don, 2018-03-22 at 07:44 +0100, rolfm at dds.nl wrote:
> hi list,
> i have old patches made with Pdext 42.5.
> when opened with Vanilla 48.1 i get lots of uncreated objects (of
> course).
> some of them i'm not able to 'repair'.
> e.g. [symbol2list]
> i put in a [declare -stdpath -zexy -stdlib -zexy].

It should read:

[declare -stdpath zexy -stdlib zexy]

(without dashes before 'zexy').

> it's possible to create a new [symbol2list] object.
> after saving, closing pd, opening again,
> the new object is not created.
> what can i do to resolve this.

Let's hope the typo was the reason for this. If not, then this is odd.
I mean, if it works _before_ saving the patch, it is supposed to work
after re-loading. I'd run pd in verbose mode. You can add the startup
flag '-verbose' (without quotes) in your preferences. When loading
[symbol2list], check what it does and whether Pd is looking into the
right places.

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