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Re: Changing voice order...

From: Robert Schmaus
Subject: Re: Changing voice order...
Date: Fri, 28 Oct 2016 21:19:28 +0200
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Am 28/10/16 um 11:01 schrieb David Kastrup:
Robert Schmaus <address@hidden> writes:

Hi everyone,

I've never used implicit voice assignment and I doubt I will start with it now.

But since there's no real need for the ordering of voices _in the
code_ to match the vertical arrangement of the _engraved_ notes (and
isn't that also, what Lilypond is all about? You specify the input in
a well-structured way, let lily care about the engraving) I'd find any
input sequence other than 1/2/3/... counterintuitive.

Well, there is still the question of what 1/2/3 should _mean_.
Currently they are connected with \voiceOne, \voiceTwo,
\voiceThree... and the meaning of those is "topmost", "lowest", "below
topmost" ...

I see.

First thing, I mean of course implicit "1" corresponds to explicit \voiceOne, "2" to \voiceTwo
But I take it, that this wasn't controversial, though ...

Regarding the meaning of \voiceOne, ...Two, etc, I don't think there should be any change. Introducing alternative voice ordering commands - such as \secondFromBottom - fine by me, just please don't throw out the old ones. They're fine ... they're maybe convention but it's not a big deal remembering what they imply. I find them rather intuitive, to be honest - it's the most likely sequence I would use to arrange voices in a single staff.

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