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Re: es means ees???

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: es means ees???
Date: Tue, 07 Oct 2014 12:15:59 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.4.50 (gnu/linux)

Richard Shann <address@hidden> writes:

>>   If that was the focus of LilyPond, we
>> would talk to it in MusicXML.
> Hmm, I think there is a serious need to puncture the MusicXML bubble -
> it is an appalling hotchpotch quite unsuited to representing typeset
> music. From a casual look it seems to have been designed, but in fact
> the real definition is the output of a proprietary program.
> But, I do take your point, that LilyPond is intended to be written and
> read by humans. It is designing for both the write and the read to be
> easy that is tricky.

The LilyPond language is focused on humans.  That might seem a bit hard
to swallow for people not used talking to computers.  But it makes
LilyPond tricky to import rather than interpret.

David Kastrup

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