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Re: Syntax change proposal:

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: Syntax change proposal:
Date: Thu, 19 Jul 2012 19:53:53 +0200
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"Trevor Daniels" <address@hidden> writes:

> 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.

So what makes it legitimate?  That's the interesting question...

> It doesn't.  It might be legitimate, but I don't think users will have
> used this construct very often.

David Kastrup

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