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Re: LilyPond processing mode

From: Han-Wen Nienhuys
Subject: Re: LilyPond processing mode
Date: Sat, 05 Nov 2005 11:55:45 +0100
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J L wrote:

I remember reading some time ago that someone said that the part of running lilypond that takes the most time is when lilypond loads guile. That seems to be quite true, as lilypond can process heaps of little music fragments (when using lily-book) quite quickly.

So, would it be possible to add a mode to lilypond, where you load lilypond, and keep it sitting there on standby. Then, when you want a score typeset, you tell lilypond the file to use (or drag it into the window). Lilypond then processes the file as normal, but stays 'alive' after that. This might be a useful feature to have, especially when doing tweaks.

This is quite easy to add, since the LilyPond mainloop is also coded in Scheme, but why do you need it? It would only save 1 second or so on a run, typically much less than the time you spend dragging the file.

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