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[Max5] templates & search path

Aug 28 2008 | 1:30 pm


i have a folder called "templates" in my search path, and Max takes it as the default templates folder so i haven’t acces from the menu "file->new from template" to the templates located in the ./patch/templates folder

if i rename the folder all comes back again but is it normal ?

all the best


Aug 29 2008 | 10:24 am

Depends how you define "normal", "is", and "it" (apologies to GBT).

Max reserves lots of names. Don’t use the reserved names in the reserved context.

– Don’t use abstraction names like "dac~" or "accum" or "bag"

– Don’t use folder names like "Templates" or "Clippings"

– Don’t use messages like "info" in your own custom externals

These lists are *not* exhaustive. But if you do any of these things, things will break.

These are design decisions, each having advantages and disadvantages. They’re not going to change in a hurry.

Hope this helps,

Aug 29 2008 | 10:45 am

ok, but where can I find an exhaustive list of those reserved names ?

whereas Max5 tell us if there are redondance in the names of abstractions/externals in the search paths, it doesn’t tell anything when using wrong folders

and for folders like Templates and Clippings, why Max5 doesn’t take in account all folders with these names and doesn’t make template list from content of all folders for example ?

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