[PD] difference send and using msg with ";"

Miller Puckette mpuckett at imusic1.ucsd.edu
Thu Aug 16 18:46:42 CEST 2007

I've never profiled it, but I think for a single number, using a
"send" object is more efficient, but for anything else (like if you
have to use a message box anyway to format the message or if you're
sending more than one) the message box wins.


On Thu, Aug 16, 2007 at 12:36:33PM -0400, marius schebella wrote:
> Hey,
> when I look through miller's tutorial patches, I often find ";-messages" 
> instead of a send object like:
> [;detune $1(
> vs
> [s detune]
> I wonder why, is there a significant difference? is one more efficient 
> then the other (if yes, I always thought send is more efficient..?).
> this is not urgent, I can sleep without an answer! just curious.
> marius.
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