[PD] declare not posting library loading message while object creation does?

Christof Ressi christof.ressi at gmx.at
Mon Oct 7 16:40:16 CEST 2019

If you really want to prepare against multi-object-per-binary VS single-object-per-binary problems, you should do: [declare -path foo -lib foo]. This ensures that object "bar" in library "foo" can be created in both cases, as long as it's typed as [bar]. [foo/bar] doesn't (usually) work for multi-object-per-binary libs, but here's a PR which would solve that: https://github.com/pure-data/pure-data/pull/630

Maybe [declare -lib foo] could also add "foo" to the search paths. Then we would have a unified syntax for "loading" libraries and people wouldn't have to care about implementation details. Just thinking out loudly.


> Gesendet: Montag, 07. Oktober 2019 um 15:56 Uhr
> Von: "Peter P." <peterparker at fastmail.com>
> An: pd-list at lists.iem.at
> Betreff: Re: [PD] declare not posting library loading message while object creation does?
> * Christof Ressi <christof.ressi at gmx.at> [2019-10-07 14:38]:
> > > And this was sarcasm too.
> >
> > damn, my sarcasm-O-meter failed miserably...
> >
> > > I was using [declare -lib hid] because this is how I load libraries in general.
> >
> > "-lib" is only needed for multi-object-per-binary libraries, e.g. zexy and iemlib. [declare -lib hid] doesn't do anything useful, the external will be loaded anyway when you create it the first time...
> As oliver kindly pointed out yes I do only load libs when they are
> needed by the patch. And I do so with [declare -lib] to make it well visible
> and have all libs loaded at one spot in the patch. At this point I don't
> want to care about the single-object-lib versus multi-object-lib
> difference which is the reason I started this thread. [declare] sadly behaves
> differently for these two cases, a situation which I think should be
> improved in order to make lib loading easier for novices.
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