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Re: Why don't we get rid of \chordmode?

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: Why don't we get rid of \chordmode?
Date: Wed, 28 Apr 2010 23:46:33 +0200
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Neil Puttock <address@hidden> writes:

> On 28 April 2010 20:48, David Kastrup <address@hidden> wrote:
>> Kieren MacMillan <address@hidden> writes:
>>> So I think we can come up with something that is both typographically
>>> simple and mnemonically compelling… How about c4t8 ("a c quarter note,
>>> tremolo-d in eighths").
>> I don't consider that particularly pretty.  On the other hand, it is not
>> particularly clever, either, and that may actually be an advantage.
> This has a major flaw: while the current syntax allows c: for a
> default tremolo (or `same-as-the-last-one'), the lexer would scan `ct'
> as a bare string, meaning you'd always have to declare the duration
> for a tremolo.

AFAIR, notes can't start with just a duration, so c/ should work

Wish I had an idea for chord syntax that was more satisfactory than
moving tremolo to /.  The latter is currently the best I can think of.
Maybe someone else has a good idea.

David Kastrup

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