[Gridflow-dev] about [#t]

Mathieu Bouchard matju at artengine.ca
Mon Mar 14 11:35:34 EDT 2011

On Sat, 12 Mar 2011, Olivier Heinry wrote:

> would it be possible to have the [#t] object behave closer to the [t] 
> one ? For instance, i'd like to trigger a grid 3 times and not just 2, 
> would it be possible to have [#t # # #] ???

[#t] is an abstraction, and it's hard for abstractions to behave like that 
because they have to do dynamic patching at [initbang] time (this doesn't 
work with vanilla).

Do you want to try making such changes to that abstraction ? :)

BTW, [#t] is often not needed : you can use [t a a] most of the time ; 
[#t] is only for when you really need the right-hand copy to be finished 
sending before the left-hand copy begins. This happens rather often, which 
is why [#t] exists, but it doesn't happen so often.

For cases where [#t] currently has to be chained like [#t]/[#t]/[#t]/...., 
your idea could save a lot of RAM, as it would be making a single backup 
of the grid, instead of multiple backups.

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