[PD] difference send and using msg with ";"
matju at artengine.ca
Thu Aug 16 19:22:44 CEST 2007
On Thu, 16 Aug 2007, marius schebella wrote:
> [;detune $1(
> [s detune]
> I wonder why, is there a significant difference?
It used to be that ";" was the only one to allow a variable destination
(more so than just the $1 of an abstraction...) whereas [s] was the only
one to send messages of variable size. now in 0.40 both can be done at the
same time using [s]. If using Johannes' $* feature, you'd also be able to
do both in a messagebox.
> is one more efficient then the other (if yes, I always thought send is
> more efficient..?).
i'd say that it depends on the situation, but if you can't measure the
difference, then it does not matter. You could use [realtime] and [until]
with a big enough number of repetitions if you want to benchmark it. If
you want to measure just the messagebox and not measure the [until] that
you have to use with it, then you will have to subtract the time of an
[until] alone. If you try to do it only with one message without [until],
your result will be really imprecise.
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