[chuck-users] Blob (was; Physics Engine In Chuck)
signal.automatique at gmail.com
Tue Dec 16 21:07:28 EST 2008
If you start throwing ckx files in there, it becomes much more
> complicated. "This program works with real ChucK, with this and that
> extension loaded, which you can go download from this guy's website",
> etc. That's why I thought it would be prudent to create a community
> edition that allows people to get their code in to a central location,
> without putting any overhead on the ChucK team.
I see your point but wouldn't a "include" feature risk the same? I think we
all agree that inclusions would be extremely useful for managing larger
ChucK projects and I think we agree it would be a waste of time for me to
re-write something you already created. So; I'd point to your site or
re-distribute your code (assuming it would allow for that), packing it all
up in a archive file.
I'm not sure I'd have a real problem with plugins, assuming we could have
cross-platform ones. Popular/stable/useful ones could be distributed with
ChucK or even merged into it.
These are hard questions but right now I feel that a central repository of
"useful things to be shared" will be unavoidable and indeed a useful and
probably fun thing to have in the future. For UGens in the current situation
I still think a "experimental" and a "stable" version is the most practical
idea on the table so far.
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