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Suspected bug in lilypond 2.4.0

From: Han-Wen Nienhuys
Subject: Suspected bug in lilypond 2.4.0
Date: Tue, 2 Nov 2004 00:59:12 +0100

address@hidden writes:
> Dear Jan and Han-Wen,
>   I just downloaded and installed lilypond 2.4.0 and I am quite 
> impressed, however, I think I may have already found a bug, or at least 
> an inconsistency, in the program.  I was a little concerned because your 
> site said 2.4.0 was packaged for Fedora Core 3 (I am using Fedora Core 2 
> on an Athlon, here) but the package installed with no problems.
>   I ran midi2ly to produce a .ly source file from the attached MIDI 
> file.  It is "Suscepit Israel" from the Pergolesi "Magnificat in 
> B-dur".  I have also attached the output from midi2ly 
> (4-suscepit-midi.ly) for you to test or compare.  When I tried to 
> compile 4-suscepit-midi.ly, I got the following output:
>     address@hidden ninewands]$ lilypond 4-suscepit-midi.ly
>     Now processing `4-suscepit-midi.ly'
>     Parsing...
>     error: syntax error, unexpected $end
>     4-suscepit-midi.ly:39:13: warning: Braces don't match:
>     trackCchannel
>                  A = \relative c {
>     error: failed files: 4-suscepit-midi.ly
>   I loaded up the .ly file in emacs with Paren Highlighting on in "Show 
> Paren mode" and there were no unmatched braces.  I found the same 

There is a comment, "Sequenced by ^@", where ^@ is the null
character. I haven't figured out why exactly, but the null character
confuses Lilypond.

>   Thanks for you excellent work.  Lilypond is software that does exactly 
> what it claims to do and I find that very impressive.


Of course, if you like Lilypond, a donation would be greatly
appreciated (see http://lilypond.org/web/about/doneet.html)  

> Charles Wilkins
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