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Re: [Lilypond-auto] Issue 2522 in lilypond: duration*0 considered harmfu
Re: [Lilypond-auto] Issue 2522 in lilypond: duration*0 considered harmful
Wed, 09 May 2012 15:00:21 +0000
Comment #2 on issue 2522 by address@hidden: duration*0 considered harmful
Given the controversial nature of the discussion on the developer list, I
consider it reasonable to postpone any changes to existing uses of s1*0
until Graham is back from his vacation at least. There is also no point in
prolonging the rather unproductive discussion based on the current level of
There has been harsh criticism of the mailing list discussion on option 1
as being based on its technical merits without taking into account opinions
and interests of non-programmers with the implied accusation of using
technobabble in order to confine participation in the decision finding
process to an inner circle.
In order to alleviate that impression, I will try to come up in the next
days with an explanation of empty chords as a patch to the documentation
where chords are introduced. This should provide a basis for decision
making and discussion written at a level accessible to people starting out
with LilyPond rather than seasoned programmers.
s1*0 appeared first in LilyPond sources in 2003, and so far, there has not
exactly been a stream of problem reports surrounding its use. So there is
no urgency for reaching consensus on the best way to deal with this issue.
I apologize for the significant part I so far had in making the discussion
seem disruptive and disrespectful and would ask everyone, for the benefit
of the project, to postpone further action to the time when everybody is
back and had leasure to consider the writeup aimed at introductory level.
Of course, there is nothing wrong with suggesting improvements to the text
as such once it is written, but let us please postpone any decisions on
consequences on s1*0 usage until a time where everybody can be considered
reasonably calm, relaxed, informed, and available.
Thanks for caring. It is good to see that people can still feel passionate