[PD] Error on non-existent receiver - why?

Larry Troxler lt at westnet.com
Sat Dec 6 23:49:24 CET 2003

On PD 0.36-devel (yes I know I need to upgrade), I get an error on the console 
when sending to a non-existing receiver ("no such object"). This is on Linux.

I seem to rember that this "problem" has always existed in PD; hence I wonder 
if this is actually not a bug but the desired behavior. 

If it's the way it's supposed to work, what is the reasoning behind it? I 
can't see any advantages to triggering an error message when a receiver 
doesn't exist (well only one - catching typos).

The existing behavior makes it difficult to design and perform with patches 
that broadcast information through messages, because (obviously) unless there 
is a receiver loaded, you'll get a console error message, with all the 
associated latency problems.

I suppose a work-around is to put dummy receiver objects on the patch that 
does the sending, but it would be nicer if we got rid of this error message 
that isn't really an error at all.

Larry Troxler

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