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Re: Score parts: instrument and duration

From: Hans Aberg
Subject: Re: Score parts: instrument and duration
Date: Tue, 16 Aug 2005 11:54:07 +0200

On 16 Aug 2005, at 10:03, Mats Bengtsson wrote:

I figure so. But I do not know the worth of the effort of pursuing it. One can perhaps draw a parallel to the TeX macro package LaTeX, which in its original form was too rigid for general use, and too difficult to reprogram; therefore, in part for such reasons, the LaTeX3 project was created.

I would rather view LaTeX as a great success and I have to admit I
haven't seen any useful output of the LaTeX3 project, but that's off

I think it might have some relevance in the context of making LilyPond more easily accessible. The original LaTeX wasn't used by mathematicians, for example. As for LaTeX3, the development team only came to LaTeX2 :-), which solved many of the problems or original LaTeX. When LaTeX3 started to come up for development, another question started to become more important, namely finding a suitable TeX successor.

LilyPond is more specific in focus, but might undergo similar developments. First, implementation efforts to make things work, combined with a series of packages, making it easier to use. Finally, that experience may result in a LilyPond successor (which might be named LilyPond, if the development team is still around).

So now, you know what will happen with LilyPond the next ten years. :-)

  Hans Aberg

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