[PD] [PD-dev] REQUEST: Passed parameters into subpatch

Christof Ressi info at christofressi.com
Mon Aug 17 12:16:39 CEST 2020

On macOS, unzip usually is a simple double click. On Window/Linux it's 
usually something like right click -> extract. Is this too much to ask 
for users of a computer music program? ;-)


On 17.08.2020 08:55, Roman Haefeli wrote:
> On Sun, 2020-08-16 at 18:49 +0800, Matt Davey wrote:
>> Much easier just to
>> have 2 subpatches than save a separate abstraction file, especially
>> if you're working on a big project with lots of files.  Also makes it
>> easier to share things with people if you only have to share one .pd
>> file rather than a folder with abstractions, etc.
> I see how distributing only one file is simpler than a folder with many
> pd files, but having many copies of the same code is impractical and
> clumsy. How about an extended file format (.pdz?) that is actually an
> archive containing all the relevant files that would be extracted on
> the fly at loading time? I can't count the number of software that work
> like this, so there is precedent. Am not sure if the added bloat to Pd
> would be worthwhile...
> Roman
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