[PD] line~ and vline~ right inlets

Jonathan Wilkes jancsika at yahoo.com
Thu Feb 18 00:02:33 CET 2010

Hi Matteo,
     I think it's just an oversight.  The middle inlet of [vline~], for 
example, is used in the [sampvoice] abstraction of audio tutorial 
D11.sampler.poly.pd so that a quartic envelope may be generated. The extra 
inlets are used in many other places as well.  I guess the extra inlets 
are not necessary-- you could put a [pack] before the object or use  
message boxes as in the help patch, but the same could be said about 
virtually any object in Pd, and I don't think extra inlets are in danger 
of being deprecated.


--- On Wed, 2/17/10, Matteo Sisti Sette <matteosistisette at gmail.com> wrote:

> From: Matteo Sisti Sette <matteosistisette at gmail.com>
> Subject: [PD] line~ and vline~ right inlets
> To: "PD list" <pd-list at iem.at>
> Date: Wednesday, February 17, 2010, 11:37 PM
> Hi,
> The behaviour of the second inlet of line~, and of the
> second and third inlet of vline~, are not documented in the
> help patches. Only the "all parameters in one message to the
> left inlet" way of working is described in the help
> patches.
> The behaviour of the other two inlets is not entirely
> obvious: one can easily guess that they are used to set the
> ramp time and (for vline) the delay; however the fact they
> "forget" the value after the first message sent to the hot
> inlet is in contrast with the behaviour of most built-in
> objects and hence is not totally obvious.
> I wonder whether they are deliberately left undocumented to
> "discourage" their use, with the idea of removing them in
> the future...?
> -- Matteo Sisti Sette
> matteosistisette at gmail.com
> http://www.matteosistisette.com
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