[PD] performance question: connections versus sends

Mathieu Bouchard matju at artengine.ca
Wed Dec 19 00:08:05 CET 2007

On Tue, 18 Dec 2007, Daniel Wilcox wrote:

> What is "faster" in terms of patch loads and runtime performance, using 
> regular connections or sends? I ask this as I have been developing 
> objects with lots of sends inside of them and I'm wondering if this has 
> any impact on patch performance ... even if I don't use more then half 
> of them?  It seems to me that a regular connection has the advantage of 
> not requiring a lookup for the receive...

If you can't measure it, then it does not matter.

Even though in both theory and experience you can be sure that [r]/[s] is 
at least a bit slower... it's damn hard to tell the difference for your 
average real-life project (by opposition to artificial situations like 

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