[PD] sub-ms metro

Roman Haefeli reduzierer at yahoo.de
Sat May 17 18:28:02 CEST 2008

On Sat, 2008-05-17 at 17:49 +0200, Thomas Grill wrote:
> Hi all,
> i'm a bit surprised that i haven't found anything in the archives, so  
> what is the reason that the period of metro can't be lower than 1 ms?  
> (it's limited in the source code).
> If it's a security thing, so that it prevents cpu overload it should  
> at least be much lower (or even better, just > 0).
> gr~~~

i am pretty sure, it has been discussed already. though, i am not sure,
if ever anyone came up with a good reason for that behavour. to me as
well, it seems to be a pretty arbitrary choice. ([until] shouldn't
exist, if cpu usage, respectively turning pd unusable, is considered an

after all, you could make your own [micrometro] abstraction based on
[del], which hasn't such a built-in limit.


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