Why can't i access /dev/dsp or /dev/snd on my XO

Albert Cahalan acahalan at gmail.com
Mon Jan 21 12:21:37 EST 2008

On Jan 20, 2008 6:34 AM, victor <Victor.Lazzarini at nuim.ie> wrote:

> It's not a matter of trying to get a non-standard format
> across. Not all; it is a matter of supporting more possibilities.
> Besides, as I pointed out, MIDI will play alright on Csound,
> even if it is a poor way of conveying musical data.

That sounds like an argument Microsoft would make.
Common open standards are not good enough.

> But hey, if MIDI looks damn good to you, it is worthless
> trying to say anything else. Good luck.

I guess you admit that MIDI is damn good? You've
given no reason why it will not do.

I don't believe there can be such a reason, because
in the extreme you could just embed csound data.
Obviously, doing that for normal music would be evil,
but it's an ability you have to cover the corner cases.
Anything normal should be fully standard MIDI.

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