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Re: lily in scheme

From: Stefaan Himpe
Subject: Re: lily in scheme
Date: Tue, 04 May 2004 10:20:53 +0200
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> I think that is a good idea, because there would then be a proof of
> concept to show to developers. I think what has happened is that the > developers have concentrated on features and output. That is great,
> because the output is pretty impressive.  They did not think about
> language design, though.  And lilypond is basically a programming
> language.
> One thing I'm not sure about is how TeX like it should be.  For
> example, in lilypond
> \markup{ \italic this is some text}
> is subtly different from TeX
> {\it this is some text}
> In the first, only "this" is italic. In the second, the entire string > is italic. I'm not sure if these should be rationalized or not.
> I think the first thing I will do is put together a language
> reference.  The fact that one does not exist shows that the language
> has been something of a second class citizen to output.  Once I see
> what is there, perhaps how best to simplify things will be more
> apparent.


Sounds like an interesting plan, but have a look at the existing documentation first, I think there is already quite some reference documentation available. (from the website: follow the links to documentation, then program reference)

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