Re: A Channels Channel

From: Alexandre Ratchov <>
Date: Tue Jan 01 2019 - 23:07:05 CET
On Tue, Jan 01, 2019 at 07:39:42AM -0800, Will Riley wrote:
> Maybe it's just me, but I'm getting thrown by the use of the word "channel" in
> the manual.
> Seems like it's being used for 2 different things.
> Section 17.2 points up the issue - logically a Midi Channel cannot be a
> "Channel Attribute" unless there are two different meanings for the word
> "Channel".
> References to "Current Channel" are (hence) confusing (for me). In a setup
> where multiple inputs are simultaneously connecting to multiple outputs on
> multiple midi channels, there is no "current midi channel".
> There should only be *one* meaning for the word "channel" - referencing a MIDI
> channel.
> Anything else is not a channel (or should not be). If I'm understanding this
> correctly, I'd be willing to consider submitting a patch to clarify things.
> Just getting into midish though, maybe I'm missing something!

You're right, the manual uses "channel" for two things: "MIDI channel"
and inputs/outputs (created with inew and onew functions).

This is because, in early versions of midish inputs/output were just
symbolic names given to MIDI channels, so it used to make sense to
just talk about channels. It's not the case anymore, but it seems I
missed to update many references these "channels".

Thanks for reporting this, I'll try to fix this when I get some free
Received on Tue, 1 Jan 2019 23:07:05 +0100

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