[CM] Re: blue + cm

Rick Taube taube@uiuc.edu
Tue, 13 May 2003 10:52:24 -0500

This is next in my queue, i hope to have the next tarball ready 
tomorrow or
the next day at the latest.

On Tuesday, May 13, 2003, at 00:36 America/Chicago, steven yi wrote:

> Hi Andrés,
> Until CM is updated for outputting to stdout, Ben McAllister on the
> blue-users list found a way to do it.  The lisp functions are in this
> email:
> http://groups.yahoo.com/group/blue-users/message/285
> (the formatting of the parentheses is off due to being displayed in
> html)
> For blue, there are two ways to get generated scores from external
> programs back into blue:
> 1) The external program writes out to stdout, which is captured and
> brought back into blue.
> 2) The external program accepts a commandline filename to write out to,
> which blue can open up after processing and read in. (blue supplies a
> system-generated temporary file's name via $outfile)
> The first method was the original method and the second was added due 
> to
> some programs not having option 1 as a possibility and no open source
> code(i.e. to use Cmask in blue, which does not write to stdout).  The
> second method is not well documented, though I plan to have
> documentation more up to par for next release.
> I myself am a CM/Lisp newbie and am learning slowly as time permits, so
> am slow to experiment with these things.  (I'm only on chapter 10 of
> Rick's fantastic book).  I'm looking forward to experimenting further
> with CM/blue/Csound myself!
> Glad to hear blue is helping out with Csound for you!
> steven
> On Mon, 2003-05-12 at 21:58, kasti wrote:
>> Hello!
>> Now that you´re asking, some days ago I sent a message to the 
>> CM-mailing
>> list asking for a way to get back to the linux shell (stdout) the 
>> result
>> from running or compiling a CM_script file  (just as you said in the 
>> blue
>> documentation), and Rick sent me this answer:
>> "...on the stdout business, apparently *standard-out* in Lisp is linux
>> standard
>> out too so ill add the ability to output to any stream, not just 
>> files.
>> its
>> a very simply addition but it wont be ready until somethme next week"
>> So, it probably would be possible to do it even without an 
>> intermediate
>> score file, but as I guess you probably would know much better than me
>> how to handle this (I´m a newbie to Csound, Linux and CM (in that
>> order)), I ask you if you can try this possibility to make it work 
>> with
>> Blue (which in fact helps me A LOT! with Csound) and inform us 
>> (blue/CM
>> users).
>> Thanks for your attention and excuse me if my syntax/redaction is a
>> little confusing (english is not my native language).
>> !-)
>> -- 
>>   andrés f. castiblanco v.
>>   e-mail address: afc_asti@allmail.net
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