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Re: Issue 1670 in lilypond: Allow numbers in variable names: violin1mvt2
Re: Issue 1670 in lilypond: Allow numbers in variable names: violin1mvt2 = c'
Sun, 29 May 2011 12:29:12 +0000
Comment #6 on issue 1670 by address@hidden: Allow numbers in
variable names: violin1mvt2 = c'
I understand. But that gives one more special case: "You don't normally
need to put quotes around the variable name in a variable definition. But
if you want to include a number, you do need to put quotes."
I don't like the special case. And we try (in our examples) to avoid
having the user need to understand special cases. So we'd probably need to
make a rule for documentation that said "Variables being defined should be
surrounded by quotes". And then every variable definition in our manuals
would have quotes around it. And it wouldn't be a simple convert-ly rule
All for a minor benefit. Our language has a well-defined rule for
variables: letters only. It works just fine, as far as I can see.