[PD] Re: [PD-dev] Re: prepend w/ set message - ignore

Miller Puckette mpuckett at man104-1.ucsd.edu
Thu Dec 30 20:15:37 CET 2004

I'm guessing |msg prepend test| would send a |test( message when banged
(but have to think carefully about the design of a good "prepend" functionality
and look at the existing ones to figure out what to do there...) 

If "prepend" doesn't do it, "msg" might be worth putting in.

I wonder, now, if the message box could be sped up by precompiling the
contents somehow.  That would be fun for another day...


On Thu, Dec 30, 2004 at 04:40:43PM +0100, Tim Blechmann wrote:
> hi miller, hi list ...
> i came across this posting when searching my archive after benchmarking
> the pd message system ...
> > For prepend, at least, we could borrow an idea from Krzysztof and make
> > a new "msg" object:
> > 
> > msg prepend
> > msg append
> > msg car
> > msg cdr
> > msg any 
> i'd request another msg mode (maybe called msg msg or something
> similar), that sends a fixed message on a bang.
> means |msg msg test| == |test(
> i suppose this will be a speedup for messaging ... in my benchmarks the
> combination of |symbol test| and |unsymbol| was a lot faster that |test(
> possibly the message_class code could be modified to improve the basic
> message handling, but i'm not really familiar with that part of pd and
> from what i saw, this it will require not only a few changes ...
> cheers ... tim
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