[PD] tabwrite bug?

Mathieu Bouchard matju at artengine.ca
Sun May 21 06:42:36 CEST 2006

On Sat, 20 May 2006, thewade wrote:

> range of 0-200 will only return values for 0, 2, 4, 6, 8, etc. but using
> line should fix that simple problem, shoudn't it? But it doesnt.

Normally, it shouldn't. [line] works with a timer. it does linear
interpolation using a hidden [metro 20]. It doesn't necessarily go over
all integers. Rounding its output doesn't necessarily give you each
integer once.

Telling [line] several things in a row f, and then does linear
interpolation. You need to set the timer so that the interpolation will
fall exactly on each integer, and you have to make sure that the next time
you tell [line] something, it's already finished with its previous stuff.
The killer limitation is that setting [line]'s timer is only possible
using a creation argument: you can't configure it using a message.

Because of all those reasons, [line] is a very bad choice for the job.

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