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Re: Changing voice order...

From: Carl Sorensen
Subject: Re: Changing voice order...
Date: Thu, 27 Oct 2016 13:57:51 +0000
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On 10/27/16 6:18 AM, "lilypond-devel on behalf of Urs Liska"
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>Am 27. Oktober 2016 04:40:14 GMT-07:00, schrieb David Kastrup
>>This concerns << ... \\ ... \\ ... ... >>
>>If we have more than one voice, voices are assigned in order:
>>1/2, 1/2/3, 1/2/3/4, 1/2/3/4/5, 1/2/3/4/5/6 ...
>>while the documentation is quite explicit that, ordered from top to
>>bottom, assignments should be more like
>>1/2, 3/1/2, 3/1/2/4, 5/3/1/2/4, 5/3/1/2/4/6 ...
>>namely keeping the small voice numbers for the inner voices.  Now I am
>>sort of afraid that changing this is likely to end pretty disruptive to
>>existing scores.  Even though I don't know how many really use the
>>original ordering unchanged as well as intentionally.
>I just stumbled over this for the first time recently (because I usually
>use the othe construct with explicit voices). I found it disturbing that
>I can't define the voices from top to bottom but have to apply a
>seemingly wrong ordering.

I think that we should do the right thing, and enter voices from top to
bottom when using automatic polyphony.

I think we should make a big deal about the change, and let users know.  I
believe there will be a relatively small number of scores that this will

But I don't think we should keep doing something wrong just because we
started doing it wrong.



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