[PD] timing question

Martin Peach martin.peach at sympatico.ca
Mon Dec 17 00:16:40 CET 2007

Yvan Vander Sanden wrote:
> hi.
> I am currently working on an external that generates rhythmic pulses in 
> a certain way. But I was wondering if I could run into problems with 
> calling usleep in an external. Alternatively, I suppose i could use a pd 
> timer as an input and let it give a bang each milli-second, but that 
> doesn't seem like a good idea to me.
> I suppose externals are all separate threads, or am I wrong about that?
No they are all in the same thread as pd unless you start another thread 
inside the external.
If you want your external to sleep you'll need to make a new thread, as 
in the tcpclient code.


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