[PD] standard paths for externals

Alexandre Torres Porres porres at gmail.com
Thu Jun 14 19:18:31 CEST 2018

2018-06-14 4:52 GMT-03:00 Roman Haefeli <reduzent at gmail.com>:
> Does Pd now look into extra's subfolders?

If I got it right, the deal is that Pd always searches in "extra" (but not
subfolders), so if you have a bunch of things in "extra", the thing is
they're always in the search way, so it can be a good idea to keep it as
clear as possible.

My beef with it is that - the way it is presented to me -  it suggests to
> do things that create confusion later.  As a new user: "Do you want to
> create ~/Documents/Pd"?
> Yes
> "Do you want to add it to the searchpaths?"
> Yes

It's just one question, the first one, but it does add it to the search
path as well.

> When downloading stuff with deken: "Do you want to install 'mylib' to
> ~/Documents/Pd?"
> Yes
> Now, I'm going to load mylib with [declare -{std}path mylib] in my patch
> which fails. What am I missing here?

Yes, there's the declare issue we know and are addressing, but I'd also
like to highlight that Deken also asks if you want to add what you
downloaded to the search path. This intentionally provided a working
solution to this issue at the time of the release, making it all just work
by clicking "yes" to stuff, which is quite fine for newcomers.

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