[PD] Best practices for [declare]

Roman Haefeli reduzent at gmail.com
Thu Feb 25 11:03:47 CET 2021

On Thu, 2021-02-25 at 10:56 +0100, Winfried Ritsch wrote:
> My 2 Cents:
> There is one pitfall which should be mentioned, since it happened to
> me and 
> also others I wanted to teach structured Pd programming:
>   "The order of -path statements matters"
> Use case:
> If I want to look in specific directory first for finding objects and
> libraries, 
> so I can handle local overwrites or so and distribute the -path
> statements in 
> many declare objects, then I do not know from looking at the code
> which path 
> is used first, unless I create them in the order I want (Ctrl-X,
> Ctrl-V on each 
> object), which is an undocumented behaviour which might change in
> future.

I'm not absolutely sure if I understand you correctly, but why don't
you use only one [declare] object?

[declare -path first/path/to/try -path /second/path -path ./third]

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