On Sun, 2011-04-17 at 19:16 +0100, Chris Cannam wrote:
That is not guaranteed to be unique, and I know of at least one case in
practise where it isn't (various blop packages have a different library
name). There's no reason whatsoever the library name and label of
various LADSPA plugin distributions can't be completely different,
neither one is an ID.
Of course, the numeric IDs are screwed up for a few plugins in reality
as well, but at least that is actually defined to be an ID (therefore
those plugins are broken).
Perhaps the LADSPA spec /should/ use that (or whatever else) as an
identifier, but it doesn't. It is an extremely bad idea to pretend a
spec says what you wish it did and implement that instead of what the
spec actually says.
I know because I blindly heeded this advice in the past, and it screwed
me :). Please don't advise people that this is what a LADSPA
implementation should do...
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