About Max/Msp SDK in C
Dec 26, 2008 at 1:46pm
About Max/Msp SDK in C
I just posted this thread in the Max/Msp section but a good fella told me to post this thread in the Dev section which I could get more help and information about it.
I am planning to take some serious C Programming language courses because of wanting to write some externals for MAX/MSP and Jitter.
I know that C++ is not really the thing for Max/Msp and Jitter because of the API stuff (as far as I know) so, what would you guys and gals recommend me? Any recommendations about books or any site or whatever. I really want to dig it.
Thank you very much for anyone who shares some information about it and thanks all of you upfront.
Dec 26, 2008 at 5:39pm
Kernigan & Ritchie, _The C Programming Language_, 2nd Edition, Prentice-Hall. ISBN 0131103628.
Dec 29, 2008 at 3:36pm
>Kernigan & Ritchie, _The C Programming Language_, 2nd Edition, >Prentice-Hall. ISBN 0131103628.
and for CommonLisp, there is no substitute for Guy Steele’s “CommonLisp: The Language” Ed. 2
both books are considered ‘language definition’ quality books, and are quite readable (at least they were to a ~24 y.o. composer with absolutely no classroom training in computers). They are infinitely better written as learning texts than the AWFUL B. Shostrup C++ book.
So read K&R, people: it will teach anyone with a clear and insightful enough mind.
Dec 29, 2008 at 10:17pm
Quote: Charles Baker wrote on Mon, 29 December 2008 17:36
The CommonLisp programming language is also necessary for writing externals for MAX/MSP?
Btw, thank you for your help!
Dec 29, 2008 at 11:52pm
No, but it is one of several programming languages available, embedded within the Max environment (!). I use it only as another example of a useful book written as a language definition. And it was one of the first languages I learned, fitting in with the point that one can learn to program from a book.
Dec 30, 2008 at 1:39pm
On Mon, 2008-12-29 at 08:36 -0700, Charles Baker wrote:
If the OP has existing programming experience (e.g. in Pascal or
However, IMO it covers general programming concepts in too little
If you have no prior programming experience, I would suggest C.
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