[chuck-users] system calls
gpermus at gmail.com
Tue Oct 4 04:18:38 EDT 2005
ChucK is awesome! I only discovered it slightly a week ago, and I'm a
total convert now. I can write programs much more elegantly in chuck
than I ever could in pd, and it is _such_ a pleasure to do everything
in text. Dev team: you guys rock!
I'm working on a chuck->lilypond translator (well, a chuck program
generates lilypond code, gets lilypond to compile it, and then displays
the sheet music). I was talking about this with Adam Tindale, and he
said that ChucK could do system calls. In the source code for
chuck, I saw a reference to "std.ck", which is supposed to demonstrate
this, but evidently this example file was removed before 1.2 came out.
Could anybody shed more light on this?
 GNU/LilyPond is a notation program that generates beautiful music
from (text) input files; I'm their Documentation Editor.
 I'm a music undergraduate student at UVic; Adam is the TA for
one of my courses.
Ideally I'd like to be able to output strings to a file and run shell
(ie "lilypond foo.ly" and "open foo.pdf" -- maybe also "ls foo.pdf" to
if lilypond has finished). I could do this in pd via the textedit and
external object, but I'd much much rather use chuck. :)
- Graham Percival
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