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Re: How contexts fit together - doc suggestion

From: Mats Bengtsson
Subject: Re: How contexts fit together - doc suggestion
Date: Tue, 7 Jun 2005 08:52:35 +0200 (CEST)

Why not make a graphical illustration (or at least pseudo graphical
using indents and line breaks) of the hierarchy.
As input, you might find it easier to look at the file
..../ly/ of your LilyPond installation, instead
of browsing through the program reference. 


On Sun, 5 Jun 2005, Graham Percival wrote:

> On 5-Jun-05, at 4:21 AM, andrew Black wrote:
> > Something that I am beginning to understand better is how the various 
> > contexts fit together.- for example "Staff can contain Voice",
> > I can only find this sort of information at a fairly deep level in the 
> > manual - lilypond-internals/Staff.htm
> >
> > I would like to have a go at trying to write my understanding down and 
> > post here for comment - with a view to including in the docs if it is 
> > considered useful - I note Graham's request for help.
> >
> > Just checking this sort of thing doesn't exist in the manual at the 
> > moment.
> It only exists in the internals (which you noted).  The only possible 
> downside of
> a doc page about this is that if the context relationships change at 
> some point
> in the future, the doc would become out of date (whereas the internals 
> would
> change to reflect it, since they're automatically generated).
> That said, I don't think that the context relationships will change 
> much.  If they
> do, the doc page can be updated easily.  So please write such a page!  
> I imagine
> that it would become section 9.1.7  (at the end of the Intreptation 
> contexts section).
> Cheers,
> - Graham
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