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RE: names of vertical spacing dimensions

From: James Lowe
Subject: RE: names of vertical spacing dimensions
Date: Tue, 12 Oct 2010 19:18:37 -0400


It's OK, I am not offended. I am sure that none of it was meant maliciously. So 
don't fret, I am sure I'll be showing my ignorance again in the future on these 

=8 )

As I said to Trevor earlier, the conductor of my orchestra (and wind band) 
gives me a score to play not a system, when I use LilyPond I personally 
create/transcribe/copy 'scores' not systems and also while I am not anywhere 
near diploma level of Musicianship I have gone back through my basic Music 
Theory primers and no where (at all) is the term 'system' used or even 
mentioned. So I assumed this was just a 'developer' convention and didn't even 
think this was something I'd look up in the glossary.

As an instrument player (as opposed to a singer or 'vocalist') who has neither 
conducted or composed anything more than a few 'dittys' I can see how this 
would be the case where I have never come across the term system.

Still that all aside, I think David K and others have got the point I was 

Pip! Pip!


-----Original Message-----
From: address@hidden on behalf of Graham Percival
Sent: Tue 12/10/2010 23:44
To: Carl Sorensen
Cc: address@hidden
Subject: Re: names of vertical spacing dimensions
On Tue, Oct 12, 2010 at 04:23:49PM -0600, Carl Sorensen wrote:
> On 10/12/10 4:20 PM, "Wols Lists" <address@hidden> wrote:
> > For a musician to get that wrong is as seriously incompetent as for a
> > computer guy to refer to a hard disk as ram (I know the
> > man-in-the-street tends to call them both "memory").
> Yes, but some of us who use LilyPond don't qualify as musicians.

Yes.  In particular, the ONLY PERSON who is actually working as a
general documentation editor.

Wols: it would be nice if you did at least 1% of the work that
James Lowe has done for LilyPond.  He has spent a huge amount of
time fixing problems in the docs, using tools he didn't know, on
aspects of music that he's not familiar, and without complaint
about the poor quality of documentation bug reports that he has
been resolving.  He is not, by any stretch of the imagination,
"seriously incompetent".  Show him some respect.

- Graham

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