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Re: Issue 1391 in lilypond: Enhancement: warning message when an propert
Re: Issue 1391 in lilypond: Enhancement: warning message when an property is set in the wrong context
Wed, 10 Nov 2010 13:33:30 +0000
On Wed, Nov 10, 2010 at 01:18:49PM +0100, Werner LEMBERG wrote:
> > I would like to state that I consider that a step in the wrong
> > direction. If we make Lilypond smart enough to figure out what is
> > wrong, we should use that smartness for doing the right thing
> > instead of educating the user.
> Hmm. You mean that a user should never need to specify the context of
> a grob, and lilypond should be able to automatically walk over all
> contexts to find the right one? This sounds useful.
It's not possible in all cases -- consider trying to set the staff
name to "Violins" for the staffgroup containing violin 1 and
violin 2 -- but it could be done for most cases. The real
question is whether it's worth doing for "most" cases, and whether
the automatic method might increase confusion.
This has been on the GLISS topic list for a whie.