[chuck-users] Hid open by string [bug]

Spencer Salazar ssalazar at CS.Princeton.EDU
Fri Dec 18 21:23:57 EST 2009

Hey Kassen,

Now why would you ever want to open a device by name if it wasn't connected to your system? :)

Thanks for the bug report.  Should be an easy fix.  


On Dec 18, 2009, at 3:55 PM, Kassen wrote:

> Fellow ChucKists, Dear Spencer.
> I was going over the VERSIONS file, looking for more things that are lacking in the manual and found the .open( string name ) member function for Hid and HidIn.
> As far as I can tell this works fine, provided we know the exact name of the device. The following example will instead crash;
> HidIn hi;
> hi.open( "foo" );
> ...this is of course assuming you don't accidentally have a device named "foo". The following does work for me;
> HidIn hi;
> hi.open("SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad");
> It seems like the existence of the device isn't properly verified before ChucK attempts to open it. Tested using the latest mini on Ubuntu 9.10
> Yours,
> Kas.
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