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Re: Syntax change proposal:

From: Trevor Daniels
Subject: Re: Syntax change proposal:
Date: Thu, 19 Jul 2012 18:46:31 +0100

David Kastrup wrote Thursday, July 19, 2012 5:18 PM

> The original proposal was to rule out 0. and .5 as real numbers.  This
> will introduce foreseen problems: things will break where those had been
> used (there are definitely uses of 0. in our own code base but not for
> .5).  A few of those problems can be caught with convert-ly rules, but
> those would be based on heuristics (like doing conversions when they
> occur after = which should catch most existing cases).  Such heuristics
> would, however, also catch legitimate uses like
> \relative c' { b = 4. }
> (quick: can you guess what this does?).

:) Well, I guessed correctly the 4. would be interpreted as a duration
in note mode, but I didn't know whether the = would muck it up.
It doesn't.  It might be legitimate, but I don't think users will have
used this construct very often.


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