SDK feature request (an alternative to path_getdefault)


    Apr 23 2006 | 10:21 am
    Hi,
    When developing externals in C, I've been using the function path_getdefault() to get the absolute pathname of the directory that contains the patch. It works fine, unless the directory is located at least one level deep within one of the top-level directories within Max's search path. In this case, path_getdefault(), in conjunction with path_topathname(), fails to report the actual directory that contains the patch. Instead, it reports the absolute pathname to one of the top-level directories in Max's search path.
    As far as I know, there is no way to get the pathname to the directory that contains the patch in both situations. Am I right?
    If so, I'd like to request a function be added to the SDK that will always report the correct directory regardless of whether or not the directory is in Max's search path. I hope this is a reasonable (and not too difficult to implement) request.
    Thanks,
    Davis