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Re: Singing support for LilyPond

From: Han-Wen Nienhuys
Subject: Re: Singing support for LilyPond
Date: Tue, 02 Jan 2007 18:54:29 +0100
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Milan Zamazal escreveu:
>>>>>> "HN" == Han-Wen Nienhuys <address@hidden> writes:
>     HN>  - Do you want this to be integrated in to LilyPond?  
> Yes, it's much easier for users to get the functionality with LilyPond.
>     HN> AFAICT, the patch well separated from LilyPond, and quite large.
>     HN> We can put it in, but you have to be prepared to maintain it
>     HN> when we refactor things in Lily and cause problems to happen in
>     HN> this patch.
> We can maintain it.

OK.  The code looks very clean, but I notice that there are lots 
of functions to inspect music data structures. It would be best if they 
were in a separate file. Then, over time we can migrate them to the
lilypond 'core' 

Also, would it be possible to define it as a module?  Right now, it imports
in a .ly file, which already is a too-large namespace.

>     HN>  - How can we test this functionality?  Over the last few
>     HN> months, we have been adding more and more tests, so we can be
>     HN> sure that we ship a working LilyPond version.  It would be
>     HN> strongly preferred if this could be tested without requiring the
>     HN> presence of festival itself.
> This is possible.  Festival is not needed, the LilyPond part ends with
> generating the Festival input file.  All we need to do in LilyPond is
> checking the contents of that generated file and that should be trivial.


> BTW, if you knew about a nice short .ly file with lyrics and without
> copyright restrictions, we could use it both for testing and for making
> an example.

see input/

>     HN>  - I see scripts written in bash and perl. Those must be Python
>     HN> to be part of LilyPond.
> There's no problem to rewrite the lilysong script to Python.
> With the lilymidi script (it serves for selecting MIDI tracks to play in
> Emacs) it's more difficult.  The only reason why it's in Perl and not in
> Python is that I couldn't find a Python MIDI parser in Debian.  I'm not
> sure what to do about it.

There is a python midi parser in lilypond itself. Perhaps we should submit it to 

>>> import sys
>>> sys.path.insert (0, 'python/out')
>>> import midi
>>> midi.parse (open ('f.midi').read ())
((1, 1536), [[(0, (255, 3, 'control track')), (0, (255, 1, 'creator: ')), (0, 
(255, 1, 'GNU LilyPond 2.11.5           ')), (0, (255, 88, 
'\x04\x02\x12\x08')), (0, (255, 81, '\x0fB@')), (0, (255, 47, ''))], [(0, (255, 
3, '')), (0, (145, 48, 127)), (0, (255, 89, '\x07\x00')), (384, (129, 48, 64)), 
(384, (255, 47, ''))]])


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