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Re: LilyPond concept glossary?

From: Patrick McCarty
Subject: Re: LilyPond concept glossary?
Date: Thu, 30 Jul 2009 22:55:24 -0700
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.20 (2009-06-14)

On Thu, Jul 30, 2009 at 11:06:59AM -0700, Mark Polesky wrote:
> It would be nice to have some central place that explains some
> "internals" concepts. Here are examples of things that a new developer
> might have to ask about, or perhaps spend a long time disentangling:
> grob
> prob
> smob
> output-def
> callback
> simple-closure
> It would be nice to have a LilyPond-specific glossary, that users could
> also use. For example, a user might get "glyph" and "stencil" confused.
> I still get "command" "keyword" "identifier" and "variable" confused.
> I still don't know the difference between "parser" and "lexer". You get
> the idea.

I like this idea.

Having a list in an NR appendix would be just fine with me.

However, it would be difficult to auto-generate a lot of this
documentation, because not all of it is defined in LilyPond's

grob - LilyPond
prob - LilyPond
smob - Guile
output-def - LilyPond
callback - Programming concept
simple-closure - Programming concept



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