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Re: Lilypond vs Score

From: Werner LEMBERG
Subject: Re: Lilypond vs Score
Date: Tue, 02 Feb 2010 09:04:09 +0100 (CET)

> I'm not saying it is inconceivable that a DOS-based relic of a
> program would be considered superior to any open source or
> commercially developed notation software over the last twenty years,
> but claims like this set my bullshit detector clanging like a
> chinese fire drill.

:-) Anyway, there is TeX: This is more than 30 years old and still
superior to many, many programs which aim to produce similar output.

> Think of it this way- if you were a major publisher and were
> dependent upon trained professional engravers to provide you with a
> massive variety of material, would it make good business sense at
> all to insist that all these engravers, many graduating from Berklee
> or some other school where Finale or Sibelius is the standard, learn
> another format?

Well, in case Score would be the superior program, I would insist on
that.  A comparable situation arises if e.g. people trained to MS Word
have to learn Adobe Publisher...  You can't argue that `MS Word is the


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