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Re: Changing volta number text

From: Carl Sorensen
Subject: Re: Changing volta number text
Date: Tue, 18 May 2021 19:57:14 +0000
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On 5/18/21, 1:46 PM, "lilypond-user on behalf of Kieren MacMillan" 
<lilypond-user-bounces+carl.d.sorensen=gmail.com@gnu.org on behalf of 
kieren_macmillan@sympatico.ca> wrote:

    Hi Ralph,
    > I have to admit, after learning from you that the documentation is 
accurate, and spending some time examining the various examples in the 
documentation, I think I could achieve what I want. It takes some real effort, 
and I think it would be difficult for someone who has little experience with 
LilyPond. And isn't that the point of the documentation?
    Absolutely. My comment was meant as a [gentle] criticism of the 
documentation, not of you or other users. Even if it explicitly pointed out 
that one needs to *not use* the \repeat volta command, that would be [more] 
    > I think it would be helpful to include an appropriate example in the 
manual repeat marks section of the documentation.
    Given that the combination of the first three examples at 
 is sufficient to solve your example, and the fourth example is almost exactly 
what you needed, what would a more appropriate example look like? Would that be 
in addition to the existing examples, or as a replacement to one of them?
    The sheer size of the Lilypond docs is already pretty overwhelming; just 
adding more examples won’t necessarily make it easier for users.
    > I guess I'll make a note of the solution!
    Some syntactic sugar might be nice… I could imagine a function that took a 
list of string+moment pairs and “unfolded” a volta automagically. If my life 
ever calms down, maybe I’ll give that a try.

It seems to me that, for right now, Aaron's changeVoltaText function is the 
preferred way to do it, as it preserves the \unfoldRepeats behavior (albeit 
with warnings).

I'd be in favor of Aaron's snippet being added to the Docs.


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