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Re: Issue 1110 in lilypond: Wrong octave of repetition chord with \relat

From: Reinhold Kainhofer
Subject: Re: Issue 1110 in lilypond: Wrong octave of repetition chord with \relative and #{ #} syntax
Date: Sun, 16 Oct 2011 12:55:52 +0200
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Am Sonntag, 16. Oktober 2011, 12:29:14 schrieb Werner LEMBERG:
> >> It is extremely helpful in writing keyboard music.
> > 
> > Typing aids are the kind of thing that editor macros should do rather
> > than the music processor.
> Here I strongly disagree.  There must be means to make LilyPond's
> `source code' readable by people also which don't use an editor's
> special lilypond mode.  Compare this:
> I'm not sure that you can beat the q notation w.r.t. readability.


Until yesterday, I never thought that the q notation was really that useful, 
but yesterday I had to typeset the piano part of Schubert's Nachthelle: 

The right-hand part consists entirely of repeated 16th chords, played through 
157 measures! It took me just 3 hours to write the whole piano part with the q 
notation, but I would still be writing the piece without it.
And using editor macros is no real solution, because that makes later editing 
almost impossible, when you want to fix a typo in the first chord, which is 
repeated for 10 measures (i.e. you'll have 80 chords to fix! and if you miss 
fixing one of them, good luck finding the wrong one in the sea of <...>!).

And readibility with the q notation is simply unbeatable.

FWIW, I don't think it's really worth to have q work through nested relative. 
That's simply unsupported (and might be documented as such). 


Reinhold Kainhofer, address@hidden, http://reinhold.kainhofer.com/
 * Financial & Actuarial Math., Vienna Univ. of Technology, Austria
 * http://www.fam.tuwien.ac.at/, DVR: 0005886
 * LilyPond, Music typesetting, http://www.lilypond.org

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