[PD] future directions for threading in Pd (Was: Re: puredata evolution)

Frank Barknecht fbar at footils.org
Wed May 30 22:41:51 CEST 2007

Claude Heiland-Allen hat gesagt: // Claude Heiland-Allen wrote:

> I had a discussion with matju in #dataflow [1] last week about possible 
> directions for multithreading in Pd.  The general conclusions we reached 
> were roughly:
> 1. threading/parallelism is necessary, and will become more necessary
> 2. trying to automatically split the computational load between multiple 
> threads will be very difficult and the result sub-optimal
> 3. solution: a primitive in Pd for manually controlled threading

Pd is a programming language (among other things), and it's common for
(modern) programming languages to have threading available at the
programmer's disposal, not as an automatic feature, so your proposal
sounds good to me. Getting this right for Pd however probably is quite

 Frank Barknecht                 _ ______footils.org_ __goto10.org__

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