mp_suggest is a simple little organizational tool for MP3
collections. I wrote it a few years ago to help me organize my own
collection, and when the Hy Programming Language came out, I decided it
was time for a minor exercise. Rewriting
mp_suggest in Hy
was a perfect opportunity.
May 28, 2016 This code is complete. No further work is being considered. The TODO file is empty.
mp_suggest does not alter your MP3 files; instead, it
prints to stdout a simple
bash script that invokes the
command-line program id3v2; you can capture that script and run it by
hand, or pipe the output of
sed to make changes on the fly, or just run the output
bash with a unix pipe.
mp_suggest was an interesting exercise in
returning to Lisp after all these years. I find that I really enjoyed
it (although, honestly, Hy's debugging facilities leave a lot to be
desired). The style used inside
mp_suggest is most
definitely not Lispy; looking through it, with its persistent use of
cheap anonymous functions and closures and its function-level
metaprogramming, I guess the best language I could compare it to is
Coffeescript. I like Coffeescript a lot, but I don't get many
opportunities to use it professionally, but the sensibilities of
Coffeescript (especially Reginald Braithwaite's Ristrettology and his
other books on functional programming) heavily influenced the design
decisions I made in
mp_suggest comes with a complete list of commands that can
be seen by running the command with no arguments. See the man page that
comes with it.
This program is released under the terms of the GNU General Public License (GNU GPL).
You can find a copy of the license in the file COPYING.