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OSC: Open Sound Control Byte String Conversion

John Clements <clements@racket-lang.org>

 (require (planet clements/osc:1:=0))
This collection provides the means to translate to and from byte strings representing OSC (Open Sound Control) bundles and messages.

(osc-element->bytes element)  bytes?
  element : osc-element?
Given an osc element, produces the corresponding byte string.

Here’s an example of using it:
(osc-message #"/abc/def"
              3 6 2.278
              `(blob #"derple"))))


(bytes->osc-element bytes)  osc-element?
  bytes : bytes?
Given a byte string, produces the corresponding byte string.

Here’s an example of using it:
 (3 6 2.2780001163482666 #"froggy" (blob #"derple")))
Composing these two should be the identity for legal OSC elements up to number inexactness, as seen here (or legal byte strings, if composed the other way).

(osc-element? value)  boolean?
  value : any/c
Returns true when called with an OSC Element

An OSC Element is either a bundle or a message.
  osc-element? = osc-bundle?
  | osc-message?
An OSC Bundle can contain other elements:

(struct osc-bundle (timestamp elements)
  timestamp : osc-date?
  elements : (listof osc-element?)
Produce an OSC bundle.

An OSC Message consists of an address and arguments:

(struct osc-message (address values)
  address : byte-string?
  values : (listof osc-value?)
Produce an OSC message.

An OSC value is one of a number of different kinds of s-expressions. Let me know if you can see a better way to document this:

(osc-value? value)  boolean?
  value : any/c
Returns true for OSC values. Here’s the definition:

(define (osc-value? v)
  (or (int32? v) ; just the number
      (int64? v) ; (list 'h number)
      (osc-date? v) ; either 'now or a list of two uint32s
      (float32? v) ; just the [inexact] number
      (osc-double? v) ; (list 'd <inexact>)
      (no-nul-bytes? v) ; a byte-string
      (osc-symbol? v) ; (list 'S <byte-string>)
      (blob? v) ; (list 'blob <byte-string>)
      (osc-char? v) ; (list 'c byte)
      (osc-color? v) ; (list 'r <4bytes>)
      (osc-midi? v) ; (list 'm <4bytes>)
      (boolean? v) ; boolean?
      (null? v)
      (osc-inf? v) ; 'infinitum
      (osc-array? v) ; (list 'arr (listof osc-value?))))

(osc-date? value)  boolean?
  value : any/c
Returns true for an OSC date, which can be either the special symbol 'now or a list of two natural numbers representable as unsigned 32-bit integers. The first one represents the number of seconds since January 1, 1900, and the second one forms the fractional part of a fixed-point representation. That is, the number 2147483648 represents half a second.

Note that I have not tried very hard to independently confirm the number of seconds between January 1, 1900, and the UNIX epoch, so my computation may very well disagree with that of other OSC implementations; let me know if I’m mistaken.

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