[gmpi] Re: Topic 1: Audience for and users of plugins

  • From: Steve Harris <S.W.Harris@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: gmpi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 20 Feb 2003 18:59:33 +0000

On Thu, Feb 20, 2003 at 01:29:18 -0500, Michael Gogins wrote:
> This does affect audience. But even with a PC and studio audience, at some
> point, people will want to move to double instead of float samples. I know
> from experience with double and float versions of Csound that the difference
> can definitely be heard. So I think some kind of negotiation is highly
> advisable in the interests of preventing obsolescence.

Not neccesarily. If we decide that we only need 32 and 64bit float then we
could just flag the plugins with which they are and the hosts can choose
the ones they prefer. Both 64 and 32 bit versions could be built from
common source.

I'm not saying thats better than negotiation, but it is simpler.

- Steve

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