[PD] [PD-announce] the end of type restrictions
matju at artengine.ca
Mon Jul 23 18:29:06 CEST 2007
On Sun, 22 Jul 2007, Miller Puckette wrote:
> But to return to the original question, if my 'improvement' of
> pack destroys the nice symmetry of pack and unpack arguments, this
> certainly calls the design of unlack into question, since the only
> reason its arguments are as they are is that they were designed so
> in the context of a no-longer-extant pack.
Is symmetry so important?
Why is it that leftmost inlet is special, not only in terms of
implementation (the object _is_ its own left inlet except in case of
NOINLET) but also that it is the 'active' inlet for most classes?
Because there's no special built-in outlet in those same objects...
Why are some classes using the reverse order? [timer], [realtime],
[cputime]. For those objects, messages need to be sent left-to-right; the
rightmost inlet triggers output.
What about [unselect] and [unroute] ?
Why can't [send~] and [receive~] be used just like [send] and [receive]
and instead of making it many-to-many you added [catch~] and [throw~] that
instead has exactly the opposite problem?
Where's [tabwrite4] ? ;)
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