Pairs (was It's a list!...) (was Function Newbie...)
dsc at swcp.com
Sat Dec 7 22:08:01 EST 2002
On Saturday, December 7, 2002, at 05:58 PM, erik hansen wrote:
> if all of this "binary" business relates to MIDI,
> please comment.
If you want to make a MIDI file or send MIDI out a serial port you need
to have full control of each byte. You have several tools at your
disposal including the binaryEncode() and binaryDecode functions.
However, you might be best off with numToChar() and maybe bit functions
(bitAnd, bitOr, bitXor). If you don't do binary or hex to decimal in
your head, look at baseConvert().
Your primary tool will be numToChar(). Each character is really an
8-bit byte. You can represent every possible value that a byte can have
with a number from 0 to 255. Using numToChar() with such a number you
can create the byte. Then "all" you have to do is make the right bytes
and use "&" to paste them all together to make what you want.
You can make any kind of file you want.
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