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Re: Serious feedback and improvement headroom

From: Paul Morris
Subject: Re: Serious feedback and improvement headroom
Date: Tue, 15 Apr 2014 11:17:13 -0700 (PDT)

Jan Nieuwenhuizen wrote
> Yes, that's correct.  It's an ugly optimization that's needed because
> lilypond would otherwise be too slow for interactive use.  It will
> probably only work (or seem to work) if the changes made are small
> enough.  Currently, partial engraving is line-based but we could
> even go to measure-based.
> My hopes for Schikkers List (if any) are that it would aid in a guile
> scheme to sneak the LilyPond dinosaur into the GUI age and thus help
> keeping it's relevancy up.
> If something like Schikkers List would take-off that could trigger
> a real need for partial compilation supported by LilyPond itself.
> This is an enormous effort and is not likely to happen any
> time soon, giving the overwhelming interest there has been in the
> LilyPond community for anything GUI-related.

Thanks Jan.  Just a quick follow up question: does Schikker's List use its
own custom version of LilyPond (that has been optimized for partial
compilation) or does it use standard LilyPond with external code providing
for the partial compilation?  Just curious...


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