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Re: \lyricsto ruins sequential lyrics

From: Dan Eble
Subject: Re: \lyricsto ruins sequential lyrics
Date: Sun, 3 Sep 2017 07:09:43 -0400

Simon wrote:
> On 02.09.2017 23:11, Dan Eble wrote: 
>> David wrote: 
>>> Putting different lyrics in sequence to each other does not make a lot of 
>>> sense, 
>> Isn’t it fundamental to performing a multi-stanza song? 
> Different lyrics _contexts_ in sequence don’t make a lot of sense.

Yet they did what this user expected when lyrics with durations were used.

>>> and a \lyricsto-governed context in particular has no well-defined ending 
>>> where another context could follow.
>> OK, how would you classify that? A bug? A deficiency of the design?
> A property of the design that will force you to find a solution without 
> \lyricsto, as in many non-standard cases.

A property of the design that will not do the obvious thing, not provide a 
relevant diagnostic message, not be called a bug after a user spends a couple 
hours exploring and describing the behavior...

I’m not trying to be nasty, and I don’t think you’re trying to be difficult, 
but there is something wrong here.

Assuming that “different lyrics contexts in sequence don’t make a lot of 
sense,” shouldn’t Lilypond issue a warning?  Is there a broader category of 
things that don’t make sense in sequence that Lilypond should warn about?  
(What about the fact that the result is actually reasonable in the case of 
lyrics with durations?)

Having said that, I’m not sure that "different lyrics contexts in sequence 
don’t make a lot of sense.”  You wouldn’t say that about Voice contexts, would 


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