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Re: Default repeat type

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: Default repeat type
Date: Mon, 28 Aug 2017 11:48:15 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/26.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Simon Albrecht <address@hidden> writes:

> On 28.08.2017 01:58, Christopher Heckman wrote:
>>> From: Dan Eble <address@hidden>
>>> Subject: Default repeat type
>>> It would be convenient if both of these did the same thing:
>>>   A. \lyricmode { Ah __ \repeat unfold 7 _ }
>>>   B. \lyricmode { Ah __ \repeat 7 _ }
>> Maybe the user should be able to set the default repeat type? After
>> all, someone typesetting sheet music might ask for the default to be
>> volta.
>> And/or a default type for each mode.
> IIUC, Dan’s point was that in \lyricmode, almost all instances of
> \repeat are \repeat unfold.  I didn’t read it as concerning any other
> modes.
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Could be an argument for making

ruf = \repeat unfold \etc

work.  At the current point of time, \repeat is built-in, and that's
basically a consequence of the \alternative syntax.

David Kastrup

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