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Re: Pedal cautionary after a line break (current status and improvements

From: Paolo Prete
Subject: Re: Pedal cautionary after a line break (current status and improvements)
Date: Tue, 23 Jun 2020 23:03:21 +0200

On Tue, Jun 23, 2020 at 10:26 PM Carl Sorensen <>

> On Tue, Jun 23, 2020 at 2:18 PM Paolo Prete <> wrote:

> >
> > (Also in response to Carl)
> > In Italy, we call this approach "fare la morale".
> > C's answer made P's words look like:
> >
> > "Hey, please develop this for me." And the answer was, more or less
> (---> do the moral):
> > "If you want it to develop, collect the money."
> >
> I'm sorry I gave that impression.  I did not intend to do so.
No problem.

> >
> I must have misinterpreted your words.  I considered your words to say
> that if nobody responded to your post, the thread would be wasted.
> I don't believe anybody that I'm aware of right now is likely to jump
> on changing pedals from TextScript to TextSpanner, so I don't think
> anything is likely to come from your request in the near future.  I
> was merely trying to keep you from being disappointed when nobody took
> up the issue.
Now I see the issue.
I thought that overriding the function was trivial for the developer of
that part, then I wrote my memo.
Your words prevent me too to analyze/hack the chain of overrides, it would
be too long.
At the current state, then, I don't see at the moment any better solution
than Pierre's one, having care to include a hidden pedal so to not corrupt
the midi
(again: I gently ask Harm if he can add a two-words-warning to the snippet,
so that other users won't have a surprise)

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