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Re: make metronomeMarkFormatter more flexible (issue 327620043 by addres

From: Kieren MacMillan
Subject: Re: make metronomeMarkFormatter more flexible (issue 327620043 by address@hidden)
Date: Sun, 15 Oct 2017 09:09:29 -0400

Hi David,

> I think it's rather obvious that we won't get something that caters for
> every format without actually giving the user the equivalent of
> providing a formatting function (in the form of a markup command): even
> a format string requires a certain order of elements.
> We might provide a stock formatting function that consults the details
> and thus can cater for the most common use cases.  But trying to capture
> all is just going to make for an incomprehensible and complex interface
> that still does not work for all use cases.

I'm so glad you said this! This is exactly what I suggested to Harm (off-line), 
and I think it's precisely the way to accomplish the best of all possible 


Kieren MacMillan, composer
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