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Re: [Sc-devel] [3.2] suggestion: compiler directive for class library

If a second quark is the preferred solution, I don't have a life or death objection to it. I'll set that up over the weekend.

Your counterargument assumes that an extension can mean one and only one thing: "this is critical functionality, and if its target class doesn't exist, it's a problem that you must deal with before going any further."

What I'm saying is that there's a second type of extension, which isn't supported yet: "if you have the target class, you will need these extra methods, but if not, you won't miss them." While I do see your perspective, I also must note that you haven't offered any sort of reason why the second is invalid.

My proposal would not take away the first kind of extension. It would merely give the developer the choice of which kind a particular extension is supposed to be. You could have both kinds in the same file, even.


On Nov 21, 2007, at 12:30 AM, felix wrote:

actually I think you should make a second quarks for
which contains those extensions.

I think most anybody using swing OSC knows they are using it and would
see that and know to add it.
and if not, then they would quickly figure it out.
it would right there next to other one in the quarks list.

I think it IS an ERROR and the class lib should really have failed to
compile.  its not just a warning.
and shutting off warnings is always a bad sign.


On 11/20/07, James Harkins <jamshark70@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Dependencies in quarks help if both
libraries are quarks, but if not (such as SwingOSC), it gets really

the real solution then is to find a way to quarkify swing osc, no ?

and it would
be really nice not to have to tell one group of users, "well, sorry, it's
going to be just a bit more complicated for you."

tell them "just install the swing osc support quark"

simplest, IMO

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