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

Edward A. Lee eal at eecs.berkeley.edu
Sun Feb 19 10:38:13 PST 2006

This depends on the director(s) you are using... What are you using?


At 07:25 PM 2/16/2006, Tristan King wrote:
>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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