[chuck-users] Future ChucK: wish list items and one comment

Inventor-66 at comcast.net Inventor-66 at comcast.net
Tue Apr 1 01:05:54 EDT 2008

Dear ChucKists, 

I look into my crystal ball and I see the future of ChucK, AKA my wish list:  

 o MAUI ported to PC/Linux (on the way, woohoo!)
 o fix noteOff () problem
 o String Processing:  preferably inspired by Perl
 o File I/O:  I want to save and load program settings
 o printf ():  formatted text/numeric output.  
 o Hierarchical Events:  i.e. event when any button in an array is pressed
 o MAUI Expansion:  Text I/O, File Browser, 2D drawing, 3D drawing, etc.  
 o Garbage Collection
 o Tube Amplifier UGen
 o Piano STK Instrument

And there is one observation I'd like to share...  Aside from it's musical capabilities, the one outstanding feature of ChucK to me is the way that everything works together.  ChucK is very Apple/Linux-like in the way that it seems to be so well thought out.  Of the dozen or two languages I've played with over the years, ChucK has got to be the most fun and the easiest to code because stuff just plain works.  So my hat's off to the dev ChucKists, us user ChucKists are having a blast with your hard work!  


p.s. I went retro on the Pong game with the square ball as I remember from our Pong unit we had as kids, though I agree the LED would be way cooler.  Maybe make it blink all three colors... 

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