[PD] standard paths for externals

Alexandre Torres Porres porres at gmail.com
Fri Jul 13 19:01:09 CEST 2018

This is not a switch in behaviour as I see it, since you can keep things as
they are and the behaviour is still the same. Hence, no compatibility
breakage here.

Now, if you wanna do things differently, in a new way, as another option,
then this is provided and you should adapt your patches.

So it is a matter of deciding wether if it is worth to change your setup or


2018-07-13 11:12 GMT-03:00 Roman Haefeli <reduzent at gmail.com>:

> On Thu, 2018-06-14 at 16:32 -0300, Alexandre Torres Porres wrote:
> > 2018-06-14 15:35 GMT-03:00 Roman Haefeli <reduzent at gmail.com>:
> > > Is this the idea?
> >
> > Yes! And it's working like that in my tests.
> Ok, it's working for me, too. I see significant progress in that (after
> having cleared all preferences) I end up with a "working" setup by
> clicking myself through the defaults. Things get downloaded to
> ~/Documents/Pd/externals, which was automatically created added to the
> search paths. After installing externals through 'Find externals', I
> can load them by [declare -lib <mylib>] and [declare -path <mylib>].
> So, does that mean the [declare]-flags -stdlib and -stdpath are
> obsolete now?
> I can't spot any problems with the branch feature/declare-path, but
> virtually all of my patches are broken with it because of incompatible
> [declare] flags. I like the 'new way' much better, but I wonder what is
> a good path to get there. It's actually an easy thing to replace all
> occurences of -stdlib/-stdpath with -lib/path. But switching behaviour
> from one version of Pd to the next seems bold.
> Roman
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