[PD] standard paths for externals

Alexandre Torres Porres porres at gmail.com
Thu Jun 14 05:16:18 CEST 2018

2018-06-13 20:18 GMT-03:00 Dan Wilcox <danomatika at gmail.com>:

> 2. IOhannes convinced me, over time, that the "stdpath" loading mechanism
> used by the "extra" folder is problematic as it adds too many (sub) search
> paths by default and it becomes harder to tell/control what's being loaded.

hmm, I see...

> The "better way" is for people to specify those externals paths directly,
> either with the user search paths and/or declare. There is much less
> ambiguity as to what's going on at the loss of "just put things in this
> place" ease.

But now we have a folder like ~/Documents/Pd that Pd suggests you to use,
and then it creates it for you, and also creates ~/Documents/Pd/externals,
and Deken puts thins in there for you... So, where I'm getting at is that this
new process provides exactly that "*just put things in this place*" kind of
ease, and therefore *no* loss - plus, we also have less ambiguity and avoid
a problematic Ioading mechanism. In short, looks like a "win-win"

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