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Re: Syntax change proposal:

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: Syntax change proposal:
Date: Wed, 18 Jul 2012 22:04:25 +0200
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Janek Warchoł <address@hidden> writes:

> On Mon, Jul 16, 2012 at 10:18 AM, David Kastrup <address@hidden> wrote:
>> The key point is being able to employ user-definable functions in a wide
>> variety of situations.  We currently have the situation that
>> [...]
> Whoah, that was one hell of an explanation.  I think i understood it
> (at least most parts) and i support the change.
> What about trimming it (read: turning into a sales pitch ;-P), adding
> "any objections?" at the end and sending it to -user?
> Graham is right that we better ask before we change.

It's basically all hand-wavy right now.  I'll probably bring this up
again when I actually require it, and then it will not likely be an
option to even vote on it.  So any user-level vote right now would be a
sham, suggesting an empowerment that is just not there since it would
have to bow to the facts in case they arrive.

The only message that likely makes some sense is "write your real
numbers not starting or ending in . so that human readers as well as
some future LilyPond will have the best chance not to get confused".
Not a vote, not a formal decision.  Just advice.  If everybody says "oh
please, enforce this right now, I am _so_ confused whenever somebody
else has this _annoying_ habit to write it" one could put it into place
earlier, but I don't consider it all that likely.

David Kastrup

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