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## Re: \times -> \tuplet

 From: Han-Wen Nienhuys Subject: Re: \times -> \tuplet Date: Sun, 27 Jan 2008 19:59:16 -0800

2008/1/27, Graham Percival <address@hidden>:
> > > I am still very much opposed to this as a mandatory change. Aliasing
> > > times to tuplet would be great.
> >
> > Yes.
>
> Would this aliasing include a convert-ly rule, or not?  That's
> going to be impossible to resolve.
>
> > > \times syntax and have never had any problem confusing it with
> > > \time.  \tuplet is longer to type and falls much more strangely on
> > > the keyboard than does \times.
> >
> > Only a native English speaker can say that \time is difficult to mix
> > up with \times.  I think that my English is not very bad, and I still
> > sometimes mix them up.
>
> I /am/ a native English speaker, and I still screw up \time and
> \times.  And don't forget about people who don't understand
> English at all, and only read the translated docs.  Noticing (and
> remembering!) the difference between \time and \times is not easy.
>
> There isn't much difference in typing \tuplet vs. \times.  On a
> normal english keyboard (ie US-104 key), hitting the \ occupies
> the most time.  The rest isn't much of a factor.
>
>
> That said, I don't think we have enough agreement to go ahead with
> this.  *sigh*   Maybe next year...

It's actually not that difficult to do (and I'll probably have a go at
this if noone else does), but things like this do require some care to
verify that everything continues to work.

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Han-Wen Nienhuys - address@hidden - http://www.xs4all.nl/~hanwen