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Re: Issue #768 - chord repetition shortcut: patch for review

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: Issue #768 - chord repetition shortcut: patch for review
Date: Fri, 13 Nov 2009 13:25:09 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.1.50 (gnu/linux)

Kieren MacMillan <address@hidden> writes:

> Hi,
>> Could it be an option to make <c e g>4*8 do the obvious thing?
>> Or even { <c e g>4 }*8 ?
>> That would be so much more natural.  The first already does something,
>> but not something which I would call useful.
> I use it all the time, actually.
>> The second bombs out. In contrast, q feels rather hackish.
> Since the patch (as I understand it) ensures that q does not duplicate
> anything except the notes, q allows for
>    <c e g>8-. q-^ q-. q-^
> etc., right? Obviously, this would *not* be possible with something like
>    <c e g>4*8

OTOH, something like
{ <c e g>8-. <c e g>-^ }*2

is not doable with the q approach.

David Kastrup

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