[PD] Fwd: Variable number of objects?

Mathieu Bouchard matju at artengine.ca
Fri Sep 30 19:26:37 CEST 2011

Le 2011-09-30 à 12:32:00, Jaime Oliver a écrit :

> If you're going to wire them why not just create specific send messages?

Yes, that's much faster.

But keep in mind that making large amounts of symbols makes gensym become 
gradually slower, which slows down interpreting $1-foo in all 
messageboxes, for example. The problem appears gradually as you have 
several thousand symbols at once, but I have not benchmarked to see how 
much it changes the balance of things. I think that send/receive will be 
almost always faster than anything else.

[route] is of intermediate speed, faster than [spigot] by a constant ratio 
for an average of many different lookups. [route] is faster than [spigot] 
for high indices (right-side outlets), and even faster for lower indices 
(left-side outlets). [s]/[r] is fast like one of the smallest indices of 

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