guenter geiger said this at Thu, 20 Feb 2003 17:39:56 +0100:
I won't be able to test it until next tuesday or thursday.
(I have mixed feelings with changes to m_pd.h in general, though,
because that's a "system header")
mhm, do we really need this in m_pd.h ?
You're both right, we don't. I was being very literal in my imitation of
sys_addhelppath() and open_via_path(). I put the declarations where they
should be, and did a commit.
If you need the declarations in different files within pd
1) Put it in m_imp.h
2) Put a declaration on top of the file where you use the function.
Thanks. That's an important coding guideline.
Sorry about my ignorance, but isn't the help path relative to the
pd installation path ? Isn't the installation path the path that
should be changeable during runtime (together with the default externals
path "extra" and the bin directory) ?
The way I use the helppath namelist is to initialise it with the pd path
+ /doc/5.reference (so it works as normal).
If I want to, for example, add pddp help patches without overwriting the
original pd help patches, I can put them in another directory, and then
add that directory as another line in my .pdrc. I personally would use
these -path and -helppath directives to keep the pd installation "clean"
and then point to other directories for externals and their help patches.
I might be wrong, have to check before complaining actually ...
I'm not sure I understood your question. I hope I approached a little of
the "why", though.
Thanks for keeping me honest,
Adam T. Lindsay at...@comp.lancs.ac.uk
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