send respectively forward

Jan 7, 2011 at 4:00pm

send respectively forward

hi there,
can someone please provide me with a simple example of
how to generate a message,
that will be received by a receive object.
lets say a [r bla].
i tried with typedmess(), but failed..
thanks a lot
klaus

#54304
Jan 10, 2011 at 1:12pm

ok, i found my simple one:

void myobject_anything(t_myobject *x, t_symbol *s, long ac, t_atom *av)
{
	if(s->s_thing) typedmess(s->s_thing,gensym("list"),ac,av);
}

which sends 4.56 to a [r bla] if i pass the message bla 4.56
thats what i wanted.
but i am wondering why this is quite a bit slower than a patched combination of vanilla route and send.
any insights on this speed issue?

cheers
klaus

#195477
Jan 12, 2011 at 4:02pm

Hi Klaus,

It’s bit hard to know with limited information. One could speculate, however, that the call to gensym() here is expensive. You could cache the result of gensym(“list”), or use the cached version from commonsyms.

best,
Tim

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