[PD] potentially n00bish question, confused about cross platform gate?

ClaudiusMaximus gloriousclaudiusmaximus at yahoo.co.uk
Wed Jul 14 19:24:01 CEST 2004

On Wed, 2004-07-14 at 17:56, doktorp wrote:
> Hi.


> forgive me for this one, but im confused. Im working on a patch
> thatuses gate, on OS X. pretty standard:
> dkp$ /usr/local/bin/pd -version
> reading startup file: /Users/dkp/.pdrc
> Pd version 0.37.1
> compiled 08:32:43 Mar  4 2004

Your .pdrc will tell you which libraries your Pd is loading.

> [gate 15]
> I get 15 outlets and I send an in to the outlet I want open. happyjoy.
> However i sent the patch to someone running PD on linux, theirgate
> only has one output. is it possible I have somehow installed a3rd
> party gate (or they have?) Am I insane?

I have used a [gate] from IEMLIB with two inlets and one outlet, that
works for anything like [spigot] does for floats, ie 1/0 at the right
inlet enables/disables message passthrough from the left inlet to the

I don't know how the multiple outlet [gate] works.  I use [demux] from
Gridflow to route an input to one of a number of outlets.

> I dont have a [switch] (which is usually the max object id use..). 

I don't have [switch] either.

Pd has a built-in [switch~] which enables/disables DSP for that patch
and can change DSP block size and overlap.

> This one must be obvious, so im probably missing something (or
> theyare.. ?).  oh well.

There exists at least two incompatible [gate] objects in the Pd

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