|Subject:||Re: [PD-dev] CVS addition: -helppath|
|From:||Adam Lindsay (at...@comp.lancs.ac.uk)|
|Date:||Feb 20, 2003 5:41:24 am|
Having gone for a full 12 hours without feedback (and having slept on it), I checked in the below-mentioned changes to devel_0_36. It touches g_editor, s_main, s_path, and m_pd.h. Testing and feedback welcomed.
Adam Lindsay said this at Thu, 20 Feb 2003 01:22:21 +0000:
I have a proposed addition to CVS that I'm a little nervous about adding without consulting others first. I did a little cut-modify-and-paste of some existing functions, and I have a first pass on code that allows one to modify the help search path. It's not pretty or well-tested, but I hope some will agree that's what CVS is for...
The usage is pretty straightforward: -helppath <path> -- add to help file search path
It works in the same order that you might expect from the -path command- line option (since it is basically a simplified version of the same search function).
Some thoughts: 1) It's on Miller's to-do list in notes.txt. Might be a good thing to get to it now; might be a bad thing to do it the "wrong" way. 2) The code is definitely a hack. It's not even a good hack. 3) I would *really* like this functionality to be in at least one version of Pd... IMHO, it would *really* help the usability, especially on MacOSX, so that there's a unified place for newbies to install externals from the Finder. (e.g., /Library/Pd/externals and /Library/Pd/help, which could be over-ridden by stuff in ~/Library/Pd )
I haven't checked anything in, yet, but the code is ready to go.
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