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Re: an LM update

From: James E. Bailey
Subject: Re: an LM update
Date: Fri, 6 Mar 2009 11:07:44 +0100

El 06.03.2009, a las 10:51, Trevor Daniels escribió:
Yes, but I have lots of things on my to-do list and
little spare time available to do things, especially
things which might be invalidated shortly after.

Ah, I totally understand. I don't really want to make work that will be for naught.

While we're on the subject, can I put in my two cents that voices don't just up and die when they don't have anything to do?

Well, temporary voices commonly used in piano music do.
And that's exactly where I use this shorthand. I like it there.

Having to keep voices alive is sometimes annoying.

Another feature request - \set Voice.keepAlive = ##t ?
That would be awesome.

El 28.02.2009, a las 10:33, Trevor Daniels escribió:


We discussed this last October, and I agreed to make the change in 2.13, but then the suggestion was made (by Mats):

Better yet, why can't the shorthand automatically "do the right thing"? i.e.,

    << {} \\ {} >>

should be translated automagically into

  << {} \new Voice {} >>

I'd rather not waste time changing the documentation now if this code change is likely to be implemented. So, what's the chance this change will be made? I've no idea whether it is easy or difficult.


----- Original Message ----- From: "James E. Bailey"
To: "lilypond-user Mailinglist" <address@hidden>; "lilypond- devel" <address@hidden>
Sent: Friday, February 27, 2009 9:54 PM
Subject: Fwd: an LM update

Since I haven't heard any feedback, I thought I would post to the - devel list as well. Incidentally, I've answered questions directly related to this twice in the last week or so.

Since the NR has the wonderful introduction to single-staff polyphony, can this be simply inserted into the LM at the appropriate point. I'm sure new users will have a much easier time of engraving their music, and many problems can be avoided later if this topic is presented in the LM the same way it's presented in the NR. Unless, of course, there's a fundamental reason not to. In which case, okay.

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