[PD] (breaking symbols) was Re: find a list of numbers in a text file

Andy Farnell padawan12 at obiwannabe.co.uk
Tue Sep 13 22:08:24 CEST 2011

Exactly. I'll often use one (or its signal equivalent [*~ 1]) as
an anchor point or temprorary placeholder for something 
with a large in/out degree but undecided function. Like
a way to 'hang on' to a bunch of connections in working memory.
Hubs often represent points that will either break out
(become outlets to a parent) or become subpatches. Having
an object already there means its name can be replaced
by [outlet] or [pd newfunction] without remaking those

Since they look rather ugly and sick out like a sore thumb,
they are easily cleaned up at the end.

I've often wondered is there any penalty overhead if you
leave a few lying around? I assume its negligable.

On Tue, 13 Sep 2011 15:39:15 -0400 (EDT)
Mathieu Bouchard <matju at artengine.ca> wrote:

> On Mon, 12 Sep 2011, Jonathan Wilkes wrote:
> > Yes, I forgot about the hub.  There's that, too.  But if you have a [t 
> > a] with one wire in and one wire out then chances are you ought to have 
> > used a segmented wire.  But those aren't available, so you use [t a], 
> > and in these cases I give it a minus one.
> Not necessarily... when I have a [t a] with a single wire on each side, 
> chances are that it's a past hub or a future hub or both.
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Andy Farnell <padawan12 at obiwannabe.co.uk>

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