[kepler-dev] problem with unconnected ports in composite actors

Tristan King tristan.king at jcu.edu.au
Thu Feb 16 19:25:13 PST 2006

I've found a possible problem with composite actors.

Say you have a BinaryFileReader (BFR) actor inside a Composite Actor
(CA), and you have two input ports into the CA that link to the BFR's
ports (the trigger and fileOrURL ports). If there is no connection from
the outside to the CA's trigger port, but there is a connection inside
to the BFR's trigger port, then the BFR will never fire. Only when the
internal connection is removed or an external connection is made will
the BFR fire.

Is this a bug or is this intentional?

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