Produce beeps using soundcard

Gary R Van Sickle tiberius@braemarinc.com
Thu Feb 13 23:38:00 GMT 2003


What am I missing here?  Beep (412, 100) ==> MessageBeep ((unsigned)-1) and
we're done, right?  No need for any CYGWIN= hoobajoob or another static BOOL
or anything.

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Gary R. Van Sickle
Braemar Inc.
11481 Rupp Dr.
Burnsville, MN 55337

> On Thu, Feb 13, 2003 at 10:32:47PM -0000, Max Bowsher wrote:
> >> I don't like to introduce lots of unnecessary decision
> points into a
> >> product.  It increases support and it increases code complexity.
> >
> >Complexity? Slightly, but only at CYGWIN-parsing time, and
> Beeping time.
> >That's not that much, surely?
>
> This is a cumulative thing.  Every "it's only a couple of lines" adds
> up.  It's a couple lines of code, a couple of extra lines in
> documentation, a couple of extra email messages with people struggling
> to use it.
>
> I don't mind adding the lines when we are moving closer to UNIX
> compatibility but I will always push back on adding arbitrary
> options to
> the CYGWIN environment variable.  I'm in good company.  My predecessor
> did the same thing.
>
> >>Once again, how does linux handle this scenario?  You don't do a
> >>"export LINUX=linbeep" to get linux to use the soundcard.
> >
> >If Vaclav is correct - that it required a kernel module - I
> think this
> >question is answered.
>
> Ok.  How about if I say "I don't think it requires a kernel module".
> Does that put things back on course?
>
> cgf



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