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Re: Substitute for s1*0

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: Substitute for s1*0
Date: Sun, 06 May 2012 17:49:10 +0200
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"Trevor Daniels" <address@hidden> writes:

> David Kastrup wrote Sunday, May 06, 2012 9:34 AM
>> Quick: tell me what you would expect without too much thinking (imagine
>> you are a naive user) from the following:
>> \new Staff <<
>>  \relative c'' { c4 d e f s1*0-\markup Oops c d e f g1 } \\
>>  \relative c' { c4 d e f <>-\markup Wow c d e f g1 }
>> That's not really a competition, is it?
> Well, that's a poor example, as neither form is needed when
> there is a string of notes or s's.  So this particular issue
> doesn't really arise in practice.

I prefer things not to blow up even for poor examples.  s1*0 will change
the current parser duration to something that works quite unexpectedly
for the average user, and it will rarely be the last duration in the
whole file.

David Kastrup

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