[chuck-users] heads up for 18.104.22.168
gc at gehennom.net
Sun Sep 10 16:52:20 EDT 2006
> Greetings fellow ChucKists,
> Here is a (not so) quick summary/warning about upcoming changes in
> chuck-22.214.171.124, to be released probably next week.
> - file i/o api's have been implemented (thanks to Martin Robinson),
> will be included soon but not in 126.96.36.199
> Sorry about that.
> API deprecations. Our discussion more or less determined that it's
> best to unify the naming scheming now before things get further out of
> hand, particularly for UGen names and such. So the current solution
> deprecates the object names in question and provides more consistent
> naming. By default, when a deprecated name, such as 'sinosc', is
> encountered, a warning will be issued, such as 'line(1): deprecated:
> 'sinosc' --> use: 'SinOsc''. The behavior should be otherwise
> unchanged. In other words the program should still work as before.
> We've also added a --deprecate flag that allows you to stop, warn, or
> ignore upon encountering a deprecated item. The default is 'warn'.
This sounds like a pretty reasonable solution. So, for the next few
releases, someone should be able to --deprecate:ignore to run their
old code without any change in behavior.
> A few more UGen's. From another discussion on list, also by popular
> demand, it seems convenient to have out-of-the-box filters, in addition
> to general 1st and 2nd order filters (OnePole/Zero, BiQuad, etc.).
> We've examined and plundered from Csound, SC, and PD source code, and
> chuckified a few UGen's. We are going to do this in installments,
> adding various UGens every release. In 188.8.131.52, They include:
> We'd appreciate your feedback on these. For example:
> 1. api changes are in general, not reasons for group celebration. what
> can be done to further smooth the transition?
> 2. new naming optimal?
> 3. anything else
It's hard to tell what's optimal, and people dislike change in general,
but I think deprecation is a good way to deal with it.
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