I've created a signal source and want to create a second port which outputs the same signal, except one sample behind. The problem I'm having is that I don't know how to make it "optional". If I change the code in the private constructor from:
It still makes me plug something into the port when I use the block in GRC, even when I don't want to use the second output port.
I don't know if my code in the work method is relevant but I address the tw output ports like this:
float *out0 = (float *) output_items;
float *out1 = (float *) output_items;
for(int i = 0; i < noutput_items; i++)
out0[i] = stuff;
out1[i] = stuff - 1; // <- I want that to be optional when I put the block in GRC.
I've also tried setting the io_signature::make to 1,-1,sizeof(float) but that's less than ideal and doesn't work if in GRC i set number of outputs to 1.
Again thank you all for your time.