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Re: Slurs do not work with Larsen articulations


From: Carl Sorensen
Subject: Re: Slurs do not work with Larsen articulations
Date: Wed, 25 Apr 2018 18:30:38 +0000
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´╗┐On 4/25/18, 12:16 PM, "Robert Hickman" <address@hidden> wrote:

    It is quite apparent that this wasn't written for random access and I
    feel that websites are much more effective and user friendly if they
    are.

As we try to make clear, the Learning Manual is intentionally not built for 
random access.  The Notation Reference *is* built for random access.  
Experience in the past showed that there is a minimum set of information that 
you need to have before you can make enough sense of LilyPond to have the 
random access part be meaningful.  If you don't have the basic concepts, you 
don't know how to even ask the right questions.

Once the Learning Manual was created (not by me, I might add), and we 
established a policy of asking everybody who gets started with LilyPond to read 
through the Learning Manual sequentially, the quality of the questions on 
lilypond-user went up dramatically, and the user list became a much better 
place to get help.

Another specific documentation design decision is that we do not describe the 
examples in the text preceding the example.  You must look at the example input 
code and the example output to really understand what is going on.  This is a 
conscious choice to keep the documentation shorter than it otherwise would be.  
It requires the reader to look at the example input code and think about it as 
it relates to the output.  But it actually helps reduce "cargo-cult" LilyPond 
programming and helps readers really gain their own understanding.

I don't see us doing away with the expectation of beginners reading the 
Learning Manual, but as Kieren said, if you'd like to contribute links that you 
think would help your understanding, we'd be happy to accept your contributions.

Thanks,

Carl

    


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