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Just for fun: SAY plugin

Discussion in 'Plugins' started by Charles Dye, Jun 7, 2010.

  1. Charles Dye

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  2. Jim Cook

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    I think it is cute but do not like the "Say plugin v0.50.1 loaded." message
    at all.

    Thanks for sharing.

    On Mon, Jun 7, 2010 at 3:02 PM, Charles Dye <> wrote:




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  3. Charles Dye

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    Code:
    set /e /u noloadmsg=1
     
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    On Wed, 09 Jun 2010 11:22:52 -0400, Jim Cook <> wrote:

    |I think it is cute

    While were being cute ...

    DO FOREVER
    SET K=0
    INKEY /X /W0 %%K
    ECHOS %K
    SWITCH %K
    CASE Z
    BEEP 220
    CASE S
    BEEP 233
    CASE X
    BEEP 247
    CASE D
    BEEP 262
    CASE C
    BEEP 277
    CASE V
    BEEP 294
    CASE G
    BEEP 311
    CASE B
    BEEP 330
    CASE H
    BEEP 349
    CASE N
    BEEP 370
    CASE J
    BEEP 392
    CASE M
    BEEP 415
    CASE ,
    BEEP 440
    ENDSWITCH
    ENDDO

    I put the ECHOSs in there so you can redirect to a file. If you've composed a a
    great tune, you could write a batch file to play it back. :-)

    If one octave isn't enough here are more frequencies, starting at A-110.

    for /L %i in (0,1,50) echos %@eval[110 * (2 ** (1/12)) ** %i=0]` `

    110 117 123 131 139 147 156 165 175 185 196 208 220 233 247 262 277 294 311 330
    349 370 392 415 440 466 494 523 554 587 622 659 698 740 784 831 880 932 988 1047
    1109 1175 1245 1319 1397 1480 1568 1661 1760 1865 1976
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    I think "noloadmsg" is much too generic a name and doesn't imply anything,
    let alone a SAY plugin for TCC.

    Can a plugin be sensitive to its own name at load time? What if say.dll
    displayed a banner, but sayquiet.dll did not, or something like that.

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  6. Charles Dye

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    It's deliberately generic; the same variable works in all of my plugins. I can't imagine why you would want to disable the startup message in one, but not in another. (Actually, I can't imagine why you'd want to disable it at all, but apparently some folks do.)

    It could, but that would involve adding code. Checking an environment variable was a zero-line fix, since I'm doing an ExpandVariables() there anyway.
     
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    A well-tempered qwertychord?
     
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    When I load TCC, there are at least 60 different .dll files that get loaded,
    and I don't want to know about any of them. Of those files, only Say.dll
    announces itself. Your plugin very nicely responds to @VERINFO[Say.dll] if I
    want to know what version it is. (BTW: None of my other plugin .dll files do
    respond to that.)

    This is of course my opinion only. Beggars can't be choosers, but I wanted
    to at least express my opinion about the interface. Still, I stand by the
    opinion that using a system wide environment variable of that generic a name
    is inappropriate. I've been stung too many times myself by poor name choice
    and am now sensitive to it.

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    On Wed, 09 Jun 2010 12:40:57 -0400, Charles Dye <> wrote:

    |A well-tempered qwertychord?

    It took a while to get it. You spotted the equal-tempering, eh?
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    Several of the keys you chose coincidentally have the same names as notes. I was wondering why C should have a higher frequency than D....
     
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    On Wed, 09 Jun 2010 16:36:44 -0400, vefatica <> wrote:

    |On Wed, 09 Jun 2010 12:40:57 -0400, Charles Dye <> wrote:
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    ||A well-tempered qwertychord?
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    |It took a while to get it. You spotted the equal-tempering, eh?

    A natural scale sounds so much better! Here's one; the frequencies are exact.
    Alternate notes with the tonic (240) a lot and you'll hear how nice they go
    together (it'd be even better if you could play chords!). The ratios are: 1,
    16/15, 9/8, 6/5, 5/4, 4/3, 7/5, 3/2, 8/5, 5/3, 7/4, 15/8, 2. The equal-tempered
    frequencies, starting at 240 would be: 240 254 269 285 302 320 339 360 381 404
    428 453 480

    DO FOREVER
    SET K=0
    INKEY /X /W0 %%K
    ECHOS %K
    SWITCH %K
    CASE Z
    BEEP 240
    CASE S
    BEEP 256
    CASE X
    BEEP 270
    CASE D
    BEEP 288
    CASE C
    BEEP 300
    CASE V
    BEEP 320
    CASE G
    BEEP 336
    CASE B
    BEEP 360
    CASE H
    BEEP 384
    CASE N
    BEEP 400
    CASE J
    BEEP 420
    CASE M
    BEEP 450
    CASE ,
    BEEP 480
    ENDSWITCH
    ENDDO
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  12. Charles Dye

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    60 plugins -- really? That doesn't cause problems for you? I autoload maybe two at startup, small ones. Useful ones (to me anyway), and SAY is a toy.

    @PLUGINVER should work with any valid plugin. I only put the version resource in there for Explorer's benefit.

    I don't imagine for a moment that anyone is begging for this thing; it's a hack I made just for the fun of doing it.

    I don't really understand the issue -- you can delete the environment variable as soon as the plugin is loaded -- but do you think a registry key would be a better approach?
     
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    On Wed, 09 Jun 2010 12:29:25 -0400, Charles Dye <>
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    I can't imagine why I'd ever want it.

    Imagine if every command told me a little story before it ran, do I want
    to see credits on "DIR" or %@exec?

    That being said, I'm not using this particular plugin anyway so the
    point is fairly moot, I'm just attempting to provide perspective.
     

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