Machine Tongues VIII: The Design of a Smalltalk Music System

@article{Krasner1980MachineTV,
  title={Machine Tongues VIII: The Design of a Smalltalk Music System},
  author={Glenn Krasner},
  journal={Computer Music Journal},
  year={1980},
  volume={4},
  pages={4}
}
  • G. Krasner
  • Published 24 January 1980
  • Computer Science
  • Computer Music Journal
One way we would like to use computers is for the production of music. We can think of an orchestra as a system that produces music-various people, instruments, and sheets of music interact in welldefined ways. It would be nice if we could describe a music system to the computer directly, defining the objects and the interfaces so that they appeared similar to those of the real-world system. Smalltalk is a computer programming system whose purpose is to achieve just this sort of object and… 

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