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Re: [sc-dev] Buffer.new was: Re: [sc-users] Buffer.cueSoundFile problem
On 11 Nov 2004, at 14:40, Ronald J. Kuivila wrote:
Why? When you allocate a buffer or bus with Buffer or Bus, you have it
on the server immediately (since they are preallocated). basicNew
a client side representation of a Node 'before' it is created on the
I agree with you about Bus, and don't propose changing it in this way,
but Buffer is different, as although the number of buffers is set when
the server boots it still requires an asynchronous command to allocate
the memory. In this way it is more like the Node classes. i.e. I would
say that basicNew creates a client side representation without
automatically sending an OSC message to do whatever server-side stuff
needs to be done.
As well, it seems to me that as a general rule, it would be consistent
to have *new function as the general case, rather than the exception as
it does in the case of Buffer. i.e. Buffer(s, 1024) should send the OSC
A potential consistency issue is how client side code is
alerted a buffer or bus has been deallocated. (I use dummy OSC
in OSCpathResponder. I have not proposed that as a general
solution as all the OSCresponder classes need a second look.)
I agree here as well.
Another issue (which I may have raised before) is that currently the
Bus and Buffer allocators (PowerOfTwoAllocator) don't have the same
protected ranges as the node allocator does. In a multi-client +
multi-server situation, this could be an issue, but it's not
immediately clear to me what the best way to configure things is. There
may be cases where you want to share busses and buffers, and there may
be cases where you want to have protected ranges.
Of course there may be cases where one wants to be able to control
nodes created by another client as well, in which case you need a
scheme for sharing id numbers. One could just do the same with busses
and buffers. Probably it would be best to have the option of protected
ranges if desired.