[PD] using PD/GEM to generate timecode overlay

Phil Stone pkstone at ucdavis.edu
Thu Nov 3 17:11:32 CET 2011

On 11/3/11 7:37 AM, Mathieu Bouchard wrote:
> Symbols are never freed, so, it's better to use several separate 
> [text2d] to reduce the total number of symbols created.
> Otherwise, as tens of thousands of symbols are created, not only it 
> takes RAM, but it also slows down the symbol table (this means it 
> slows down any uses of gensym).

Good point, Mathieu. Attached is a "stopwatch" I made a few years ago 
that practices symbol conservation. It could easily be modified to do 

Phil Stone

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