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

doktorp doktorp at mac.com
Wed Jul 14 19:46:32 CEST 2004

my .pdrc doesnt have any other gate specified, however I do have a 
gate.pd_darwin in my extra(s), but that has always been there with my 
install of PD. (at least with 0.37.1).

since it seems my 'gate' object is non-standard, 1) why is it included 
in the OS X installer package, if it can potentially break others 
patches/not work with their PD?. 2) where can one get either switch (im 
not using msp chains so I dont/cant use switch~) or the version of gate 
that allows for n>2 outlets with an int specified for the selected 
outlet to open and 0 to close all? 3) see points 1. and 2. =)

sorry to be a pain, id just like to know that if I distribute a patch 
it will work!

thanks all.


On Jul 14, 2004, at 1:24 PM, ClaudiusMaximus wrote:

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