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Re^5: How to install self written modulesby shotgunefx (Parson)
|on Mar 03, 2006 at 19:20 UTC||Need Help??|
Whether plugins are the right or wrong way, depends on your problem. Do you want to be able to have everything in one monolithic module or a number of smaller ones.
A good example of were plugins make sense is playing music. No matter what type of file or hardware, you basically have one goal.
DECODE -> DSP? -> PLAY
This is ideal for plugins as you can just "plug-in" the code that knows how to decode the input format. New formats come along? Just write a new plugin. Same with outputting to the hardware.
Whant to have some DSP effects? You set up common hooks and then can "just add" DSP plugins with the proper interface and it all just works (in theory).
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