[MBDyn-users] output meter, input every, and output every alignment

masarati at aero.polimi.it masarati at aero.polimi.it
Tue Jul 20 22:51:56 CEST 2010

>> See patch
>> <http://www.aero.polimi.it/~masarati/Download/mbdyn/mbdyn-1.3.15-io-
>> stream.1.patch>,
>> to be applied in addition to the previous one, as they are not strictly
>> related.  Please note that one may wish to avoid output at initial time;
>> for this purpose, one can use the "no send first" option.  For symmetry,
>> in case one does not want to receive at initial time, I've added the
>> "receive first" option to the input stream drive.
>> Cheers, p.
> Pierangelo,
> I noticed that the specifications for send and receive are inconsistent,
> and
> could be improved for a future release.
> Stream driver is...
> input every, N
> receive first, no
> Stream output is...
> no send first,
> output every, N
> This does not impact my ability to use the patch.  Just FYI..

Yes, I noticed it too; however, I fear it won't be easy to uniform them
without breaking backward compatibility.  The preferred way is "tag,
value", e.g. "send first, yes/no" rather than "send first/no send first". 
I'll see what I can do.

Cheers, p.

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