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Re: [GSoC] spanners project update

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: [GSoC] spanners project update
Date: Thu, 30 Jun 2016 15:22:20 +0200
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Urs Liska <address@hidden> writes:

> Am 30.06.2016 um 14:47 schrieb David Kastrup:
>> Urs Liska <address@hidden> writes:
>>> Am 30.06.2016 um 14:37 schrieb David Kastrup:
>>>> How does that differ from symbols?
>>> Ah, not in the Scheme domain, of course. But you can't *enter* them as
>>> LilyPond code, isn't it?
>> Can you give an example for symbols "entered as LilyPond code" as
>> opposed to "in the Scheme domain"?
> Ah, I mean
> #(define %9sn5@ "a")
> %9sn5@ = "a"
> but ...
>> Do you mean "without using #" here?  Why would it be relevant to XML how
>> you entered a symbol?
> of course that doesn't matter here as you can always write
> \override = #'09fjwg@

Well, there are a few strings requiring more complex input:

guile> (string->symbol "()")
guile> (string->symbol "3")

But numbers in particular we'd likely convert to actual number keys.
And it's not like we don't have symbols in a few other places (tags, for
example).  So all in all, I think it should not be too much of a

David Kastrup

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