[PD] Best practices for [declare]
peterparker at fastmail.com
Thu Feb 25 11:13:28 CET 2021
* Roman Haefeli <reduzent at gmail.com> [2021-02-25 11:04]:
> 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?
Perhaps for use with "nested" code, use of abstractions, possibly in
other abstractions etc.
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