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Re: \class grob property

From: Paul Morris
Subject: Re: \class grob property
Date: Thu, 17 May 2018 09:17:22 -0400
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On 05/17/2018 09:00 AM, David Kastrup wrote:

Man, I must have slept through this.  "this is already supported in
2.19" is misleading if it's actually only supported _outside_ of 2.19,
namely by chancing upon people in the know in the mailing lists.

The problem with that kind of support is that it's unreliable.  Stuff
might get reimplemented because people cannot find what they are looking
for, and the old code might get removed as bit rot at any point of time.

To actually move it to "supported" state inside of LilyPond, there need
to be regression tests (which also stop bit rot), user-level
documentation and a Changes entry.  That gives a new feature a
reasonable chance of getting tested and consolidated in order to be
useful for more than a single application (often by a single person) in
its region of interest.

Do you feel up to getting that kind of support into LilyPond?

Hi David,  I agree that this deserves to have regression tests, user-level docs, and a changes entry (to go with its current documentation in the internals reference).  I'll try to find time to work on those things in the next weeks.


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