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Re: Google-to-Allura port adds brackets around rests

From: Trevor Daniels
Subject: Re: Google-to-Allura port adds brackets around rests
Date: Tue, 8 Sep 2015 23:04:53 +0100

Trevor Daniels wrote Tuesday, September 08, 2015 12:37 PM
> Simon Albrecht wrote Monday, September 07, 2015 11:28 PM
>>> Am 08.09.2015 um 00:23 schrieb Trevor Daniels:
>>> Simon Albrecht wrote Monday, September 07, 2015 7:16 PM
>>>> Am 07.09.2015 um 20:09 schrieb Dan Eble:
>>>>> Compare
>>>>> <>
>>>>> The latter has square brackets around rests, e.g. “[r4]” instead of “r4”.
>>>> Oh shoot! That’s not a problem with the port, but it has been a problem
>>>> with Google adding a link to
>>>> <>, which in the
>>>> source for Allura markdown reads
>>>> "[r4]<>".
>>>> But I imagine it shouldn’t be too complicated to make a script to
>>>> convert [r4] into r4 and similar with different durations. One
>>>> complication is that R1 has been converted into [r1]…
>>> I don't understand what the url links in GC were supposed to do, but
>>> whatever it was they are broken now.  I've never seen links attached
>>> to rests before, so I think this is a one-off, probably caused by pasting
>>> text from elsewhere.  In which case it's probably easiest to simply
>>> edit this issue manually.
>> Unfortunately no: Every single instance in the Google code DB of "r" or 
>> "R" followed by a number is equipped with such a link – which has always 
>> been taken as an oddity and ignored. That’s why I talked about scripts… 
>> – though I’m not quite sure how and when such a script might be applied; 
>> probably upon migrating to the Savannah server.
> Ah, I see.  I guess I'd not noticed this before.
> It would be relatively easy to remove the square brackets by editing the
> JSON file, but restoring the R's which have been changed to r's is harder.
> It would mean comparing the text with the original GC issue.  Maybe
> doable, but free text and Lily code is not trivial to parse.  In the JSON
> file downloaded from GC the text that appears as urls is not in any way
> annotated  -  they are just plain r's and R's.  So there is nothing easy to 
> search for.

Further to this, there are over 300 issues containing rests in square
brackets, of which 77 are still active (i.e. they have a Status of Accepted
Started or New.)  So we really ought to fix those if it is at all possible.


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