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Handy way for external update ?


f.e
August 31, 2006 | 12:37 pm

I’m finally trying to write in C, and i wonder if there’s a handy way to
keep max opened while rebuilding the sources. Yet, i open max, use the
"install" function (that seems to be temporary when your object is not
in the search path, good to know), reload my test patch, close max,
recompile, reopen max,…

Even if any instance of my object is closed, it’s always there in max
memory, so i can’t recompile it (file in use)…

thanks

f.e


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August 31, 2006 | 2:01 pm

On 31-Aug-2006, at 14:37, f.e wrote:

> I’m finally trying to write in C, and i wonder if there’s a handy
> way to keep max opened while rebuilding the sources. Yet, i open
> max, use the "install" function (that seems to be temporary when
> your object is not in the search path, good to know), reload my
> test patch, close max, recompile, reopen max,…
>
> Even if any instance of my object is closed, it’s always there in
> max memory, so i can’t recompile it (file in use)…

Well known issue. Some people rename their objects as they make
incremental changes (myobj1, myobj2, myobj3…) so they can install
without restarting Max. Requires some editing of your test patch, but
often faster than the launch/test/quit/build cycle.

Other people just live with it and exit/quit Max, rebuild, restart/
relaunch Max. There are worse development cycles. It also encourages
you to think harder about what you’re doing!-)

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