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Re: Syntax change proposal:

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: Syntax change proposal:
Date: Thu, 26 Jul 2012 12:12:08 +0200
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"Trevor Daniels" <address@hidden> writes:

> David Kastrup wrote Thursday, July 26, 2012 10:01 AM
>> Keith OHara <address@hidden> writes:
>>> If I make a function 
>>>   \dichrom3D { c4 d e f } 3.7
>>> that engraves a passage so that the notes appear to float 3.7 staff-spaces
>>> above the paper when viewed with red/cyan 3D glasses, 
>>> then if I use it on an isolated note \dichrom3D e 2.9
>>> I get a dotted-half-note e floating 9.0 staff-spaces above the page.
> I'm not sure I've followed all this discussion, but if it is or
> becomes possible to write a music function like \dichrom3D
> which /silently/ behaves differently if one of its real arguments
> happens to begin with a sequence that can be interpreted as
> a duration, then we've definitely gone astray.
> Please tell me I've misunderstood something.

The _function_ does not behave differently.  It is just that more
material belongs to the music expression argument.

David Kastrup

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