[gmpi] Re: Parameters / controls / GMPI event system - refreshment

  • From: thockin@xxxxxxxxxx
  • To: gmpi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 25 Nov 2005 17:00:06 -0800

On Sat, Nov 26, 2005 at 01:53:15AM +0100, David Olofson wrote:
> > > So, "events" are a delivery mechanism.  What do they deliver?
> > > "Parameter Updates" and "Control Signal Updates".  As far as
> > > coding goes, the two types of events should look the same, it's
> > > just the purpose that differs. 
> > 
> > So I think we should simplify this and just say that they are the
> > same. We've already established the idea of hidden/visible flags and
> > stateful/non-stateful flags on parameters.
> Real-time safe/not real-time safe? No warranty in either direction, 
> but can serve as a helpful hint, and since controls are basically all 
> the same, users can still try running "unsafe" controls in real time 
> if they have the guts and spare CPU cycles.

All of the hints in the world don;t really justify inventing two nouns
when one would do.  These things are still fundamentally control ports.

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