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Re: best practices

From: Valentin Villenave
Subject: Re: best practices
Date: Sun, 29 Jun 2008 01:47:40 +0200

2008/6/29 Kieren MacMillan <address@hidden>:

>> We *have* a set of "best practices".
>> They're LM 5 Working on LilyPond projects.
>> I wrote them two years ago, and AFAIK nobody has ever read them.

Not only have I read them too, but I think I translated them (or
contributed to the translation). A very good piece of documentation, I
might add.

> For a simple score (which has no key changes and no instrument switches), I
> suppose the section is sufficient.
> Sadly, it doesn't solve the myriad other issues that actually arise when
> writing/coding real multi-instrumentalist music, so it's not as helpful as
> it should be.

Kieren, I don't think the docs are incomplete, I think *we* are, as
LilyPond coders. I'm afraid all of us are actually making history
right here, right now. When Nicolas started copying his huge
18th-century scores it was absolutely unprecedented; your scores are
unprecedented, so is my opera, so are every score that Trevor
writes... I think we need to confront our practices, our
trial-and-error practices etc. to get a better point of view on this.


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