[PD] Full stop '.' in class namespace

Julian Brooks jbeezez at gmail.com
Fri May 10 14:42:23 CEST 2019

Thanks IOhannes, awesome response.
Agree that it looks good on the eye with that format.



On Fri, 10 May 2019 at 11:45, IOhannes m zmölnig <zmoelnig at iem.at> wrote:

> On 5/10/19 11:49 AM, Julian Brooks wrote:
> > Hi all,
> >
> > Is there a reason to not make use of a full stop in a namespace?
> > E.G. [julianslib.dac~]?
> >
> a) there's no such a thing as a "namespace" in Pd.
> b) the closest we have to namespaces is just filesystem-layout, meaning
> you get a directory "julianslib/" and therein a file "dac~".
> this magically gives you an automatic namespace separator "/" (as in
> [julianslib/dac~])
> c) directories are a nice way to keep contents of a folder managable.
> it's usually easier to navigate an extra/ folder that contains (among
> other things) a "julianslib" and a "zexy" directory (each containing
> >100 library objects), instead of 100 julianslib.* files and another 120
> zexy.* files.
> you can of course put the "julianslib.*" files into the "julianslib/"
> directory, thus forcing the user to use both [declare -path julianslib]
> *and* a namespaced objectname.
> d) when using single-object-per-binary externals (e.g.
> julianslib.dac~.pd_linux), you need to take special care to construct a
> proper entry-point symbol ("setup_julianslib0x2edac_tilde")
> apart from that, i don't think there are any obstacles.
> it certainly looks nice.
> gsmdar
> IOhannes
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