[PD] Extreme Newbie Question: Flow Order?

Lex Ein lex_ein at f-m.fm
Sat Mar 6 00:25:20 CET 2004

It's the computer's "right", after all, not the user's.  Am I the only 
one who got this subtle joke?  In addition, the only existing pure data 
is that which has never departed the computer.  Also, the answer to 
"what do you get when you multiply six by nine" is indeed fourty-two, in 
base thirteen.


Miller Puckette wrote:
> Because I don't know left from right.  Sorry, will fix.
> Miller
> On Fri, Mar 05, 2004 at 06:36:50PM +0100, Roman Haefeli wrote:
>>are you talking about this?:
>>"2.3.3. hot and cold inlets and right to left outlet order
>>With few exceptions (notably "timer"), objects treat their leftmost inlet as
>>"hot" in the sense that messages to RIGHT inlets can result in output
>>I don't know, why here is written "RIGHT".
>>I'm not an absolute pd-crack, but the [+ ] behaves like a normal object.
>>Normally the right inlet acts as an argument and the left inlet let the
>>object output something (as you found out with the [+ ]-object.
>>good luck
>>----- Original Message -----
>>From: "Ryan Supak" <ryansupak at fbcad.org>
>>To: <pd-list at iem.at>
>>Sent: Friday, March 05, 2004 5:58 PM
>>Subject: [PD] Extreme Newbie Question: Flow Order?
>>>Hi, I'm brand-new with PD.  I'm on Tutorial "03.connections", and I'm a
>>>firm believer in not advancing to the next level of complexity until you
>>>fully understand the level you're on.  So....
>>>The first bit of text in the Tutorial says that input to the rightmost
>>>inlet causes the function do be done.  However, what follows is an
>>>example of an addition object that only executes when the leftmost inlet
>>>receives input.  (The rightmost input acts as an argument for the
>>>operation in this case.)
>>>So, my question is this:  is there something special about the "+"
>>>object that makes it an exception to the "rightmost" rule all the time,
>>>or is there something special about the way it's set up that makes it an
>>>exception to the rule?
>>>Thanks in advance for helping a novice!
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