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## Ambiguous documentation

 From: Anthony Youngman Subject: Ambiguous documentation Date: Thu, 15 Jun 2006 15:32:56 +0100

Section 6.4.4 Partial measures

While it's clear from the start of the section what is meant, the
wording "indicating how much of the measure has passed at this point" is
very misleading. The example gives "\partial 4" as meaning a crotchet
upbeat (which it does). But the text would make me think that we were
one crotchet into the bar, and we had three crotchets left before the
barline (I did in fact make that very mistake some while back).

I'd be inclined to reword it - "indicating how much of the measure is
left" or "is still to go". Unfortunately I can't think how to word it
completely clearly (a perfect example is times in German and English -
"half nine" in the two languages is an hour apart - the implied
preposition is "to" in German and "past" in English - which probably
explains what's happened here).

Cheers,
Wol

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