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Re: Please rewrite << { ... } \\ { ... } >> construct

 From: Phil Holmes Subject: Re: Please rewrite << { ... } \\ { ... } >> construct Date: Mon, 8 Nov 2010 15:29:42 -0000

```Xavier Scheuer <address@hidden> writes:

```
```Dear LilyPond developers,
Kieren,

We have had a discussion one year ago about a project to rewrite the
<< { ... } \\ { ... } >>
so it behaves exactly like

<<
{
% continuation of the "main" Voice from outside the polyphony
\voiceOne
...
}
\context Voice = "2" {
\voiceTwo
...
}
>> \oneVoice

That would kinda solve the issue that what is inside the
<< { ... } \\ { ... } >>  construct is in different voices than
the non-polyphonic voice from outside, thus forbidding slurs etc.
from outside to inside the polyphonic passage.
```
```
Slurs, ties etc from outside to the second voice would still be
forbidden.  The problem really is that Lilypond's notion of continuity
(we have that also in repeat alternatives, codas and similar) is too
naive.
```
```
```
But if we simply said this in the docs it would make it clear it's at least possible. For me, the most annoying aspect of this behaviour is that lyrics aren't continuous across the initial voice and the implicit voices, and when you're setting songs that's a real pain.
```
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Phil Holmes