The boxes used within maquettes are called TemporalBoxes .
A TemporalBox can refer to several types of items :
TemporalBoxes can be used in a maquette for manipulating data, like mere programs. In this case, data is returned to and from TemporalBoxes through standard inputs and outputs .
The program of the TemporalBox can implement its relation to the maquette's context via a temporal input .
TemporalBoxes can also be used in a maquette for producing a musical value, like musical objects, which are played in the maquette. This musical value is expressed by a temporal output .