From OpenMusic Patches to LISP Code


This is a simple question to come up with, but I’m sure it requires a nuanced approach to properly give an answer. Here goes the question:

How far can we go in translating OM patches to LISP Code? What are the proper precautions, tools to use, and rules to folllow, in order to properly translate an OM patch into working LISP code?

Any hints or insights on this issue would be much appreciated.

All the best,

Hello Antonio,

Technically, OM converts patches to Lisp code in order to use them as functions in other patches, but this code is not very human-readable.

You might be interested in trying OM7: it is still in beta state, but provides a “Lisp” view option on the patch window, where you can visualize the code corresponding to your patch outputs.


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Hello Jean,

I’ve already played a bit with OM7, though sparingly. Thanks, I’ll look into the Lisp view option, it helps alot and I never even noticed it.

All the best,

Visual Lisp /CLOS in Open Music you might also find useful as OM7.