interleaved arrays (was: Re: [PD] PD n00b: counter kludge)
t.grill at gmx.net
Mon Jul 28 19:20:14 CEST 2003
> bear with my dumbness... do I understand well, that you are
> talking about making the cpu cache happy? Have you done
> real-world measurements?
I'm currently profiling xsample and i'll try provide some numbers when i've
Currently, i'm trying to include playing from multiple buffers, and it's
non-trivial to keep track of it.
> Is making cpu happy worth making people unhappy with sacrificing
> the flexible, uniform, and standard Pd feature for a few cycles?
No. As you know, flext also trades a bit of efficiency against a better
But, the question is: Are people happy with using mono buffers?
I'm not entirely.
> And, even if it was so... perhaps, it is more like time to think
> about introducing interleaved arrays into Pd's core, so that the
> soundfiler, tab<whatever>~, etc. are all aware of them?
It's always time to think about extending things....
however, Miller for sure has also had his reasons to do it in the way it
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