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Re: \times -> \tuplet (was Re: Issue 566 in lilypond: showStaffSwitch ->

From: Graham Percival
Subject: Re: \times -> \tuplet (was Re: Issue 566 in lilypond: showStaffSwitch -> \staffSwitchOn)
Date: Mon, 28 Jan 2008 01:49:19 -0800

On Mon, 28 Jan 2008 09:36:20 -0000
"Trevor Daniels" <address@hidden> wrote:

> I too oppose this as a mandatory change, and the
> creation of an alias.  \times does exactly what
> the word 'times' implies and not what 'tuplet' 
> would imply.  The change would lead to still greater
> confusion, with new users writing the fraction
> upside-down.

Given that, according to a few users, the word "tuplet" is
completly made-up anyway, I don't think that's a big concern.  :)

On a slightly more serious note, what about using
as short for \multiply ?

Yes, this is still partly tongue-in-cheek, but it might make
everybody happy: no confusion with \time, math purists can rejoin
in \mult 2/3, and \mult is even shorter than \times.

... hmm, I admit that it's annoying that your right hand needs to
hit the \ and then m keys; \tuplet has the advantage of using the
left hand for the t...

Any other synonyms of \times come to mind?

- Graham

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