how to get a beep, OS independent ?

Marc 'BlackJack' Rintsch bj_666 at
Sun Dec 7 15:46:53 CET 2008

On Sun, 07 Dec 2008 07:17:30 -0700, Joe Strout wrote:

> But invoking the standard system beep is such a basic function that it
> ought to be easier than this.  I'm pretty sure it's a single OS call on
> all platforms.  On OS X, for example, it's
>    void NSBeep(void);
> declared in NSGraphics.h.  I'm sure it's something similarly simple on
> other platforms.

I'm not so sure.  Under Unix the "system beep" is usually in the terminal 
emulation and triggered by sending '\a' to it.  AFAIK there is no 
standard beep in X-Windows so every desktop environment implements 
something like audio notifications.

	Marc 'BlackJack' Rintsch

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