Subject: Re: [ecasound] Sanitizing the IAM?
From: Jeremy Hall (email@example.com)
Date: Thu Mar 15 2001 - 20:49:13 EET
btw I like setpos just in case you were thinking of removing it.
In the new year, S. Massy wrote:
> I've noticed there are quite a few incoherencies in the IAM commands
> and I think it would be nice if they were eventually fixed as they
> would make it more intuitive when using the IAM directly and more
> elegant while using it through the ECI. For example, you have
> cs/c/aio-selected but don't have cop/copp/ctrl-selected. At one level
> you have set-position and setpos but at others you have only
> setpos. Also, if setpos is a valid command it would seem logical to have
> getpos as well. In a previous message someone was wondering if it
> would be possible to bypass individual effects which led me to think
> that a cop-bypass might be very useful indeed. I guess my point is
> that the command names and syntax should stay the same within each
> different concept (cs, c, cop, copp, ctrl, etc.) unless of course the
> availability of a certain command does not make sense within a certain
> concept (cop-setpos wouldn't really make sense). It might sound like
> small things but, as I'm finding out more and more everyday,
> ecasound's IAM is an extremely powerful tool and it could be made
> even more powerful and user-efficient if it followed a certain
> structured logic in its commands, the same holds true for the ECI
> (which uses IAM commands anyway).
> On a side note, there's a mistake in ecasound-iam's manpage, it refers
> to commands such as cop-add-controller while they seem to have been
> change to things like ctrl-add. BTW, there seems to be problems with
> controllers as removing a controller automatically removes its target.
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