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deferlow

Defer the execution of a message (always)

Description

The deferlow object places all incoming messages at the tail of the low priority queue. This is unlike the defer object, however, which places high priority messages at the front of the low priority queue, and passes low priority messages immediately. The deferlow object is useful to preserve message sequencing that might otherwise be reversed with the defer object and/or guarantee that an incoming message will be deferred to a future servicing of the low priority queue even if that message is low priority itself.

Examples

Prevent a stack overflow in a feedback loop with deferlow

Discussion

Examples of high priority messages are those generated by a MIDI object (such as notein) or a timing object (such as metro or seq), and examples of low priority message are those generated in response to user events (such as clicking a button).

Arguments

None.

Attributes

Common Box Attributes

annotation [symbol]

Sets the text that will be displayed in the Clue window when the user moves the mouse over the object.

background [int] (default: 0)

Adds or removes the object from the patcher's background layer. background 1 adds the object to the background layer, background 0 removes it. Objects in the background layer are shown behind all objects in the default foreground layer.

color [4 floats]

Sets the color for the object box outline.

fontface [int]

Sets the type style used by the object. The options are:

plain
bold
italic
bold italic

Possible values:

0 = 'regular'
1 = 'bold'
2 = 'italic'
3 = 'bold italic'

fontname [symbol]

Sets the object's font.

fontsize [float]

Sets the object's font size (in points).

Possible values:

'8'
'9'
'10'
'11'
'12'
'13'
'14'
'16'
'18'
'20'
'24'
'30'
'36'
'48'
'64'
'72'

hidden [int] (default: 0)

Toggles whether an object is hidden when the patcher is locked.

hint [symbol]

Sets the text that will be displayed in as a pop-up hint when the user moves the mouse over the object in a locked patcher.

ignoreclick [int] (default: 0)

Toggles whether an object ignores mouse clicks in a locked patcher.

patching_rect [4 floats] (default: 0. 0. 100. 0.)

Sets the position and size of the object in the patcher window.

position [2 floats]

g/s(set)

Sets the object's x and y position in both patching and presentation modes (if the object belongs to its patcher's presentation), leaving its size unchanged.

presentation [int] (default: 0)

Sets whether an object belongs to the patcher's presentation.

presentation_rect [4 floats] (default: 0. 0. 0. 0.)

Sets the x and y position and width and height of the object in the patcher's presentation, leaving its patching position unchanged.

rect [4 floats]

g/s(set)

Sets the x and y position and width and height of the object in both patching and presentation modes (if the object belongs to its patcher's presentation).

size [2 floats]

g/s(set)

Sets the object's width and height in both patching and presentation modes (if the object belongs to its patcher's presentation), leaving its position unchanged.

textcolor [float]

Sets the color for the object's text in RGBA format.

textjustification [int]

Text Justification

Possible values:

0 = 'left'
1 = 'center'
2 = 'right'

varname [symbol]

Sets the patcher's scripting name, which can be used to address the object by name in pattr, scripting messages to thispatcher, and the js object.

Messages

bang

The deferlow object places the received message at the tail of the low priority queue for deferred execution.

int

Arguments

value [int]
The deferlow object places the received message at the tail of the low priority queue for deferred execution.

float

Arguments

value [float]
The deferlow object places the received message at the tail of the low priority queue for deferred execution.

list

Arguments

args [list]
The deferlow object places the received message at the tail of the low priority queue for deferred execution.

anything

Arguments

args [list]
The deferlow object places the received message at the tail of the low priority queue for deferred execution.

Output

anything

Same as the input.

See Also

Name Description
defer Defer execution of a message
delay Delay a bang
qlim Queue-based message limiter
uzi Send many bang messages