Faces audio support ala xbiff++

Rich Burridge (richb@stard)
Thu, 4 Apr 1991 18:15:11 +1000

xbiff++ does this nicely. It parses the soundBindings X resource and generates
a set of bindings using the name and sound and a binding pattern, and chains
this list together. It uses Henry Spencers regexp package to handle regular
expressions. This should be fairly fast. Both xbiff++ code and the regexp
package code would appear to be reusable as long as the copyright messages
are preserved, and the appropriate credits added to the documentation. I
would simply need to cut and paste appropriately.

This seems to be the way to go for sound support. I don't know if there is
a size limit for a single X resource. That might be a slight problem. The
SunView and NeWS versions would initially miss out, until routines were
written to convert the ~/.facerc file to X defaults format, and to parse said

I'd like other people views, but unless there are any strong objections, I'll
aim to start work on this over this weekend.