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Re: Shortcut for \repeat unfold

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: Shortcut for \repeat unfold
Date: Sun, 26 Sep 2021 01:44:36 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/28.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Dan Eble <> writes:

> On Sep 25, 2021, at 18:55, David Kastrup <> wrote:
>> Subject: [PATCH] Allow partial \repeat commands without \alternative
>> This allows using
>>    \repeat <string> <number> \etc
>> and
>>    \repeat <string> \etc
>> to act like partial music functions in order to make it easy to define
>> abbreviations.  However, those partial music functions don't support
>> appending `\alternative` phrases like repeats usually do.
> I haven't reviewed the patch itself, but I consider this a good idea.

Well, on the one hand \etc is really a bottomless pit.  On the other
hand, filling parts of it is comparatively easy as this patch shows, and
in this case the intent is to require this just "temporarily" until
\repeat can be replaced by a music function anyway.

David Kastrup

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