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Richard Mitchell

Nov 12, 2022, 12:09:28 PM11/12/22
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I see that sound has been added to macvim!!

What can we do with it?  Are there examples?


Nov 13, 2022, 11:22:14 AM11/13/22
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On 2022-11-12, Richard Mitchell <rwmit...@gmail.com> wrote:
> I see that sound has been added to macvim!!
> What can we do with it? Are there examples?

Videogames: https://github.com/vim/killersheep :-)

You may add typewriter sounds on key presses:

autocmd InsertCharPre * call sound_playfile("/path/to/soundfile")

With sound_playevent() you may easily play system sounds (the sounds in

call sound_playevent("Sosumi")

Personally, I would really like Vim to play a sound on search wrap—but
that does not seem easy to do.

If you use Vim to build, compile, or launch (asynchronous) jobs, you may
use sounds to signal when a job is over.

Another (more or less extravagant) idea: combine with timers to make
a “Pomodoro” (a time span for focusing on something): launch a timer
that plays a sound 20–25 minutes from the current time.

Generally speaking, I think that the main use for sounds is hook on some
autocommand or on some callback from asynchronous jobs or timers.

Hope this helps,

Yee Cheng Chin

Nov 15, 2022, 6:21:43 PM11/15/22
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Also, in case you are using MacVim specifically (since that was mentioned), note that +sound support was merged into Vim, but not yet to the latest release of MacVim. So if you use a public MacVim release you won't have it yet. A new release (r175) for MacVim should be made soon-ish in November, hopefully.

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Richard Mitchell

Nov 16, 2022, 7:25:20 AM11/16/22
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I recently pulled the recent macvim source and recompiled and verified +sound was indicated in the version info, so yes, I do have it and have played around with it a little.

And I had also found killersheep shortly after posting.

Not sure what I really expected to be implemented using sounds, but there are a lot more creative people than me, as evidenced by all of the various plugins available.  Life's summary seems spot on for uses.
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