[PD] Actionscript library for netsend/netreceive

Justin Glenn Smith noisesmith at gmail.com
Tue Feb 23 21:40:30 CET 2010

Justin Glenn Smith wrote:
> Matteo Sisti Sette wrote:
>> This reminds me of the funny limitation that in PD a client can only
>> send ([netsend]) and a server can only receive ([netreceive]).
>> Wouldn't it be great to have a [netclient] object, almost identical to
>> [netsend] but capable of receiving as well as sending messages (an
>> outlet for received messages just like netreceive), and a [netserver],
>> almost identical to [netreceive] but capable of sending as well as
>> receiving messages (an inlet with methods identical to those of netsend)?
>> Maybe there's already something like this in Extended, but wouldn't it
>> deserve being included in Vanilla?
> sockets are one way, you can do the same thing every other app does, and open two streams in each side: one sending, the other receiving. This can be done with the existing objects.
> refer here for more info http://beej.us/guide/bgnet/

never mind, I was confused there, a normal socket does allow both send and receive.

For PD to have two-way sockets, and have them be really useful, we would have to have dynamically created connections, and this kind of thing is a little trickier in PD than it is in a textual programming language.

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