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Re: Fwd: [Feature request] attach lilypond code in pdf.

From: Janek Warchoł
Subject: Re: Fwd: [Feature request] attach lilypond code in pdf.
Date: Mon, 9 Jul 2012 20:49:51 +0200

On Mon, Jul 9, 2012 at 2:31 PM, Reinhold Kainhofer
<address@hidden> wrote:
> "-Eluze" <address@hidden> wrote in message
>> On Sun, Jul 8, 2012 at 8:27 PM, Da Mota Sam <address@hidden> wrote:
>>> I'm a pretty much new user of lilypond and I have an idea for a almost
>>> dummy new feature: automatically attach lilypond code in pdf.
>>> With pdf files it is possible to attach a file into it.
>> the basic function in LilyPond is given with
>> \include "test.ly"
>> \markup \verbatim-file #"test.ly"
> Actually, I don't think this is what the OP wanted.

Definitely!  I'm sure that Samuel meant attaching .ly files to pdf
files (like attachments in email), not quoting the source code in

I agree that this would be a very useful feature.  My source files
change even *after* the score was already "published", and sometimes i
have trouble when i want to recompile and get the old version.
Putting them under version control would help, but i don't think it
would solve all the problems.

Attaching sources to pdfs gives a really nice way to store music.  I
prefer to keep finished pdfs separately - for greater clarity, easy
searching, easy sharing (my friends wouldn't know what to do with all
these source files) and because i also have finale-made pdfs to mix
with Lily-made ones.  The downsides are that i may not have the
sources when i need them or that the pdf doesn't match the source
anymore - both of these would be solved by having appropriate .ly
files attached to the score.  They don't take much space and don't get
in the way - really cool!


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