[Pipet Devel] XML-RPC

J.W. Bizzaro bizzaro at geoserve.net
Tue Jul 11 21:06:49 EDT 2000

Jean-Marc Valin wrote:
> I'd just like to explain a bit more here. There is no special "streaming
> feature" in Overflow. What allows me to process sound in real-time is that
> Overflow, as any "language", allows loops (it takes a while to get used to loops
> -- we call them "Iterator" networks -- in a data-flow). If you want to do
> streaming, it's your responsability to cut down your nodes so they can work on a
> chunk of data. If you do that, then you can stream. As for the speed of the
> network, it won't give you CD quality in real-time, but it can allow you to
> split an hour-long processing in chunks of 1 minute.

So, it's really a matter of "granularity".  Overflow works sequencially but
appears to be streaming because there are so many nodes, working on such
little chunks, so quickly.  Is that correct?

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