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Friday April 30, 2004
05:24 PM


[ #18569 ]

I wanted to tap out a beat and find out how many beats per minute it is, and a quick glance turned up nothing too good for Mac OS X (though I am sure I'd seen something like it before); so, as I am wont to do, I wrote my own. Just run it in the terminal, tap out your rhythm. It only calculates for the last five beats (modify to your pleasure ...).

use warnings;
use strict;
use Time::HiRes 'time';
print "Hit '.' for each beat.  Hit '.' to start, and <enter> or ^C to end.\n";
print "Keep going until you reach about 10 beats, and are satisfied with the result.\n";
$| = 1;
my @times;
1 until getc();
push @times, time();
while (my $c = getc()) {
    push @times, time();
    printf "\rBPM: %d\n", ($#times * 60) / ($times[-1] - $times[0]);
    shift @times while @times > 4;
    last if $c eq "\n";
    system 'stty', '-icanon', 'eol', "\cA";
    system 'stty', 'icanon', 'eol', "\c@";

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  • Cool. You were probably thinking of BPM Inspector [], from the awesome dude(s) who brought us Quicksilver.
    • Yeah, that's the one. I was looking at some others that didn't do what I wanted. Thanks! But mine's smaller. :-) I could make mine set the value, too, with less than 10 more lines of code. But I don't think I will, unless someone wants me to, since I don't care about that.
  • When did that sneak into perl? (It's basically while(!something)... but very pretty.)
    • It's been there a "while". HA!

      Seriously, as long as I can remember. I dunno.
    • It's been there from the beginning. From the perl 1.0 man page:

      If the word while is replaced by the word until, the sense of the test is reversed, but the conditional is still tested before the first iteration.