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NI Employee NI Employee (2,077 points)
Occupation:
Senior Software Engineer in LV R&D
Biography:
Stephen Loftus-Mercer is a Senior Software Engineer with National Instruments. He has worked for LV R&D since LV6.1 (2000 a.d.) and was the tech lead for design and implementation of all LabVIEW Object-Oriented Programming features. He posts on LAVA and ni.com under the handle "Aristos Queue", a reference to his first feature for LV, the queue primitives.
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AristosQueue replied to Is Handle Error only used for message processing errors?

"No need to apologize, especially if there's a LV crash. There are only two nodes that can legitimately cause LV to crash: Type Cast and Call"

in Actor Framework 12 replies
2 hours ago
AristosQueue replied to Is Handle Error only used for message processing errors?

"If you pass an error directly into Actor:Actor Core.vi, you will not trip Handle Error at all, but it will still trip Stop.vi, which will un"

in Actor Framework 12 replies
2 days ago
AristosQueue replied to Is Handle Error only used for message processing errors?

"The shutting down of the nested actors is new in LV 2014... and I guess I forgot to update the Context Help. I'll CAR that to fix for LV 201"

in Actor Framework 12 replies
2 days ago
AristosQueue replied to Overhead impact of numerous level of class inheritance

"Using your definition, I cannot say anything meaningful about the performance of the node because that's equivalent to one DD VI that calls"

in Actor Framework 13 replies
4 days ago
AristosQueue replied to Overhead impact of numerous level of class inheritance

"To be fair, you're no longer addressing the overhead of a single DD call, which is what I was talking about. You're now talking about a chai"

in Actor Framework 13 replies
5 days ago
AristosQueue replied to Overhead impact of numerous level of class inheritance

"The Call Parent Node is faster than a plain dynamic dispatch node, but it is not as fast as a static dispatch node. The parent class instan"

in Actor Framework 13 replies
5 days ago