[PD] Switch~ and computation amount.

guenter geiger geiger at epy.co.at
Sun Jun 10 16:10:19 CEST 2001

Are you doing other, I mean "non-signal", calculations in the abstraction
When a patch is switched off, the only thing it does is filling its
signal outlets with zero values, and that should not take too much of the
CPU time.


On Sun, 10 Jun 2001, Linium wrote:

> Hello,
> I have a large abstraction which still takes 20% of the cpu when turned off
> with "switch~". 
> I was expecting that when an abstraction is turned off with switch~
> its cpu usage become null.
> Can this be reached ?
> The documentation says that switch~ costs in itself a little amount of cpu.
> My abstraction contains other switchable abstractions, so are the other switch~
> objects responsible of the 20% cpu usage, even though they belong
> to a top-abstraction wich is turned-off ?
> Should I use throw~/catch~ instead of signal inlet~/outlet~ ? Will it have a
> significative effect ?
> Best regards,
> Linium

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