Comments regarding pd-arraysize_0.1-1_amd64.changes

Roman Haefeli reduzent at
Fri Nov 5 23:01:08 UTC 2010

On Fri, 2010-11-05 at 19:10 -0300, Felipe Sateler wrote:
> On Fri, Nov 5, 2010 at 00:51, Hans-Christoph Steiner <hans at> wrote:

> > As for packaging pd-arraysize together with other things, as far as I
> > know, it is not Debian practice to lump together different upstream
> > projects into a single package, I don't think its a good idea here
> > either.
> >
> It is perfectly acceptable, although not common. If there are more pd
> objects that are small, then just bundle them together.

I just happened to read on the pd-list, that [arraysize] is actually
obsolete, since this functionality is already built into both puredata
and pd-extended: [expr size("$s1")]

Personally, I don't see a point in supporting double functionality. And
since this library doesn't do anything else, I'd actually prefer to
completely disregard it. I don't think that keeping it alive solely for
the sake of not breaking existing patches with future Debian version is
a good reason, especially since fixing those patches is so easy. In this
case I value tidiness of the pd-lib space more than backward
compatibility. Better not adding it in the first place than removing it

I'm interested to hear other opinions on this.


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