[chuck-users] static strings and the future

mario buoninfante mario.buoninfante at gmail.com
Sat Jan 13 06:19:12 EST 2018


I'd like to ask the same question about the development status.

the only thing I can say is that also if the development seems to be a 
bit stuck, on the other side I noticed that they're pushing on the 
educational side (see Kadenze courses), and if you look at the github 
repository, there's been some update in the last 2 years.

but as you guys said, it's important to know what's the plan ;)

it's a couple of years I'm really diving into ChucK and I strongly 
believe that is a good programming language which opens up a lot of 
possibilities that other languages don't.

but at the same time I feel like it's been a bit abandoned (maybe that's 
a huge word, let's say put aside ;) ) and of course using a "tool"  
which has an "uncertain future" it's not the best thing.

I wish I was able to offer my contribution to the development, but 
unfortunately I'm not really into C/C++, I'm more a "scripting language 
guy" :)

btw, it would be nice to hear what developers and/or other users have to 
say about it.



On 12/01/18 22:14, Gonzalo wrote:
> Yes, I'm wondering the same thing. There's a Facebook group 
> (https://www.facebook.com/groups/1593843507578422/) but it doesn't 
> look super active either.
> As far as static strings: I'm pretty sure you just can't have static 
> non-primitives. What are you trying to achieve?
> Cheers,
> Gonzalo
> On 13.01.18 00:20, Atte wrote:
>> Hi
>> I've been away for a long time and surprised that activity seems to 
>> have slowed down a lot, both on the development of new releases chuck 
>> and the life of this list. Am I looking at the wrong places? What's 
>> the status of chuck development now and in the future?
>> I really like chuck (mostly the timing and sporking including 
>> Machine.add()), should I look other places for a language that will 
>> privide a more secure future? I'm on linux and looked at Csound, 
>> Super Collider and PD, each has it's challenges in how I work 
>> (realtime generative and algorithmic MIDI), python seems to have 
>> realtime problems (garbage collection at random points). Any idea 
>> what former chuck users have switched to now?
>> Back to chuck! A problem that I never been able to solve, static 
>> strings:
>> public class A {
>>      "b" @=> static string B;
>>      public static void C(){
>>     <<<B>>>;
>>      }
>> }
>> That throws an error, how would I go about what I'm trying to do?
>> Cheers

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