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Re: Lilypond Syntax Development and 3.0

From: John Mandereau
Subject: Re: Lilypond Syntax Development and 3.0
Date: Sun, 02 Aug 2009 20:48:01 +0200

Le lundi 27 juillet 2009 à 03:22 -0700, Graham Percival a écrit :
> One of the biggest complaints people have with lilypond -- other
> than that silly "there's no gui" -- is the changing syntax.  Now,
> inventing a language or standards is difficult.  If you set it in
> stone too soon, you risk being stuck with decisions which may
> limit matters.  If you keep on updating the syntax, interaction
> with older data (and other programs!) becomes complex.

IMHO this project should be an opportunity to promote Erik Sandberg's
music streams as a more stable music data representation before making
syntax changes that can't be handled by regular expressions and that
break a lot of source files.


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