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Re: Wish/suggestion: \import statement

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: Wish/suggestion: \import statement
Date: Fri, 07 Nov 2014 18:01:20 +0100
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Urs Liska <address@hidden> writes:

> Am 07.11.2014 12:31, schrieb David Kastrup:
>> What we need is to drag the concept of modules into LilyPond,
> What do you mean by this?
> Do you suggest to implement a module approach that is somewhat
> parallel to Scheme's use-module approach?

No, more likely an approach that is a good wrapper around use-module.

> Or rather try to "package" a module approach in Scheme modules somehow?
> My impression is that defining and loading modules should be simpler
> than defining (and to some extent using) Scheme modules. At least
> there should be some syntactic sugar so one can use a "\" command to
> import a library.

I agree with that.  Unless we have additional functionality we need to
wrap, however, we likely do not need to avoid Scheme for _exporting_ a
library: the expected minimal skill levels of library providers are
higher than those of library users.

David Kastrup

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