Convolve in Externals SDK
fde101 at fjrhome.net
Fri Nov 12 10:02:08 EST 2004
From what (very) little I have worked with the external(s) I have made
for Rev, it seems that the externals API is not all that difficult to
work with, but I certainly agree that the documentation stands to be
improved, particularly in that some tutorials could be of great
benefit. Although, I still have a rather serious problem with one of
my externals which seems to be a bug in Rev, but which I can't
completely verify because I can't figure out the docs stack that comes
with the SDK...
On Nov 12, 2004, at 1:01, MisterX wrote:
> .c files contain your code
> .h files contain the headers (macros, defines, prototypes to your
> although H files are optional, they separate the code from the
> There's a lot of good C beginning tutorials out there. Shouldn't be
> hard to
> find. Learning C however is a medium hard task though!
> The externals I though were pretty clear but there is a lot of mambo
> code in there to glue the external to the external API. And that makes
> quite confusing.
> However the code contains almost all the different kinds of examples
> might want which is very nice.
> If I remember correctly, most old hc books contain a how to for
> Danny Goodman's Complete HC handbook has such a chapter.
> Unfortunately, I don't really need externals anymore... I haven't
> experimeted much with them yet. I have a project for some neural nets
> where RR is really slow...
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Derek Bump [mailto:webmaster at dreamscapesoftware.com]
>> Sent: Friday, November 12, 2004 00:19
>> To: x at monsieurx.com; How to use Revolution
>> Subject: Re: Convolve in Externals SDK
>>> On windows? It compiled with Visual C++ 6 (I think it was 6...)...
>>> Quite a piece of work too! ;)
>> Yes, on Windows. I used the Bloodshed DevC++ program to try
>> to compile it. Evertime I thought I got close to figuring
>> out why it wasn't working, I was given a whole new set of
>> unrecogonizable errors.
>> Also, I do have to comment that the SDK is very confusing and
>> misleading. The tutorials were incomplete and did not answer
>> some very basic questions that a newbie might have. For
>> example, the tutorial explains that 2 files will be created
>> "external.c" and "external.h", but does not continue to
>> explain which piece of code goes where. Experience
>> developers may laugh at that statement, but most developer's
>> fail to remember what it was like when they first started
>> out. Things need to be easy. Just my 2 cents.
>> Derek Bump
>> Dreamscape Software
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