task and immediate


    Jun 01 2006 | 2:45 pm
    Hi,
    Is there a way to make a task regular? According to the
    documentation, you just have to set the immediate property of the
    function to 1 so the Task will be executed in the high priority
    thread, but with the example bellow, it reports 1 instead of 0.
    If I call the Task from a high priority message, it doesn't change
    anything. Am I forgetting something?
    ej
    PS: this is on a mac, with latest versions of everything...
    --------- save as highpriority.js ---------
    var myTask = new Task(click, this);
    myTask.interval = 100;
    function start()
    {
    post("start is in the thread", max.mainthread, "n");
    myTask.repeat();
    }
    start.immediate = 1;
    function stop()
    {
    myTask.cancel();
    }
    function click()
    {
    post("task is in the thread", max.mainthread, "n");
    outlet(0, "bang");
    }
    click.immediate = 1;

    • Jun 01 2006 | 6:53 pm
      Warning for Windows users:
      This patch crashes Max when overdrive is on, as discussed in a recent thread.
      Eric