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Re: regtest

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: regtest
Date: Tue, 14 Dec 2010 13:15:54 +0100
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"Phil Holmes" <address@hidden> writes:

> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "David Kastrup" <address@hidden>
> To: <address@hidden>
> Sent: Tuesday, December 14, 2010 11:32 AM
> Subject: Re: regtest
>> "Phil Holmes" <address@hidden> writes:
>>> This is the regtest:
>> [...]
>>> It produces the attached image, which looks rather odd, since it has
>>> an accidental of natural-#.  I'm guessing that this is because the key
>>> sig is flats, and therefore the flat goes to natural before it goes to
>>> sharp, but it looked odd to my eye and that of another bug-squadder.
>>> Is it correct behaviour?
>> Totally.  This is really standard notation and I am surprised you have
>> not yet come across it.
> I guess that having a sharp in a flats key is quite unusual - it looks
> like the key sig for the piece is A flat major, and to get an e sharp
> you'd have to move to F sharp major, which is quite a movement.
>>> If so, I think it would justify a note in the description, or indeed a
>>> change to the regtest to get rid of the key sig entirely.
>> I fail to see why.
> Well - because it's unusual.  Far more common to have a sharp on a
> natural note in the key sig, or a natural on a flat, for example.

And a regtest should not test unusual things?

I still fail to see why.

David Kastrup

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