[chuck-dev] Big Nasty Mutex (tm) + Jack + ChucK evilness

Ge Wang gewang at CS.Princeton.EDU
Mon Mar 14 03:52:46 EST 2005

> Well, the proof is in the pudding.  I can tell you that every single
> audio app I have that does blocking IO and then shoehorns it into the
> jack callback is completely unreliable.  Zynaddsubfx, ChucK, even pd
> (which is a shame) - I would never, ever trust these apps in a live
> scenario.
> On the other hand, I'm working on a certain project that is 100%
> realtime safe in the callback - it has never zombied, once, ever,
> regardless of load.  I can trust it, I know it's not going to die.
> SuperCollider is also designed like this, and it's rock solid in my
> experience.

I, for one, will take my chances with ChucK, no matter how
much it dies or sucks!!!

For great justice!!!

(And yes, we do need to make ChucK better)

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