[PD] GUI and DSP

Ivica Ico Bukvic ico at vt.edu
Wed Feb 8 21:33:51 CET 2012

Mathieu Bouchard <matju at artengine.ca> wrote:

>Le 2012-02-08 à 11:55:00, Jonathan Wilkes a écrit :
>> While technically correct that's misleading because there's a lot of 
>> stuff happening on the 'pd' side that a reasonable person would
>> to be handled on the 'pd-gui' side.  Well, more than that-- there's 
>> stuff happening on the 'pd' side that doesn't need to happen at all,
>> it can use massive amounts of CPU and consequently a reasonable
>> gets dropouts when moving an array that has only 100 points visible
>> erroneously thinks, "Wow, I get dropouts just moving some polygons 
>> around on the screen? Tk stinks!"

Or you could simply use pd-l2ork and a move arrays and other complex graphical user interface objects using tags and never worry about that problem again.

>Besides, you could save some cpu, ram and bandwidth if all those array 
>floats were hex-encoded instead of dec-encoded. Don't use "%g" nor "%d"
>when you can use "%x" and similar... especially fixed-width %x such as 
>If Tcl had fast base64 support (like Perl/Ruby), the difference would
>even bigger. And it would bigger with the ability to send binary data 
>(which can't happen now because "}" counts as end-of-block).
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