[PD] Performance with multiple paths for PD

Frank Barknecht fbar at footils.org
Tue Jun 9 10:19:45 CEST 2009

matthem5 at vt.edu hat gesagt: // matthem5 at vt.edu wrote:

> Is there a performance cost for having many search paths for objects in PD?  For
> example, if I were to add 20 more search paths to those already in the File ->
> Paths... listing would there be a slow down with regard to performance?

Having many paths slows down the creation of objects a bit because each path is
searched for a possible abstraction or external, and the same applies to
loading of soundfiles with soundfiler. But once everything is loaded, it
shouldn't matter how many paths you've set. 


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