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Re: 1.9.4 released/Request for comments: chord syntax!

From: Han-Wen Nienhuys
Subject: Re: 1.9.4 released/Request for comments: chord syntax!
Date: Sun, 31 Aug 2003 23:34:23 +0200

address@hidden writes:
> For structural point of view, this change is toward right direction.
> > * Chords are more often used than simultaneous music. Hence, using < >
> >   for chords saves keystrokes.  However, the benefit is not large,
> >   since << and >> are rather easy to type.
> I think the number of `<' or '>' marks should rather refer to the size
> of the structural element: (1) chords, (2) simultaneous, (3) etc.?

The size of the structural element may have a nice theoretical ring to
it, but I want to know about usability.

> > * How does readability change?  I have the impression that the old
> >   syntax is more readable than the new one, i.e. that
> >
> > Since readability is more important than efficient typing, my own
> > feeling is that this change might not be a good idea.
> Readability can be increased by syntax coloring.

Does it? The <  > are already colored, but I don't think they stand
out very much.


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