[Gridflow-dev] renaming dirs
matju at artengine.ca
Thu Jun 16 19:26:17 EDT 2005
On Tue, 14 Jun 2005 acastonguay at artengine.ca wrote:
>>> I suggest creating a gf_tutorial directory and changing the
>>> pd_abstraction, pd_examples and pd_help to gf_*.
>> They are in a directory already normally called "gridflow".
> Yes but it is very convenient to have all the directories containing
> patches show up together, pd_help, pd_abstractions, etc.
At the same time, it is often said that abstractions are object classes so
they are more like externals and libraries than like other pd patches.
> 'pd_' has that advantage but another prefix might be less misleading.
How is it misleading that they start with 'pd_' ? "gridflow/pd_*" means
it's part of GridFlow but it's made for PureData. I think that is clear,
Maybe I should've put the *.pd files in the same directories as the *.jmax
> I'd suggests creating the tutorial dir as 'pd_tutorial' just to be
> I normally work from within the directory where I checked out gridflow,
> somewhere in my $HOME so relying on 'make install' to correct the
> directory structure is not great. By working from my local cvs
> directory I can easily update files.
That reminds me of another issue. If "make install" were optional, it'd be
easier to fix something from within Pd and then cvs-commit it immediately
after. Because there is a "make install" you have to be careful to modify
both the installed copy (so that you can test it) and the source copy (so
that you can commit it). If you work on the installed copy and ever do a
"make install" before updating your source copy, then you overwrite your
changes (been there done that).
However, in GridFlow, "make install" is not optional, especially because
Actually, yes it is, but only if you have this env-var set:
(or whereever else you decide to put gridflow at. Personally it's
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