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Re: TimeSignature with note in denominator

From: Jean Abou Samra
Subject: Re: TimeSignature with note in denominator
Date: Tue, 9 Nov 2021 18:08:13 +0100
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Le 08/11/2021 à 22:09, Kieren MacMillan a écrit :

Thinking about it a little more, I realize that (a) there really isn’t a 
backwards compatibility issue *unless* I change \time itself; and (2) as long 
as \timeII outputs TimeSignatureMusic, “stylesheets” will still apply fine 
across all TimeSignatures [regardless of what function creates them].

So: In your opinion, would adding a new function be superior overall to 
“improving” the existing \time function?

Correct me if I'm wrong, but I am under
the impression that the semantics of this
new feature should be quite different
from the usual \time. We usually interpret
6/8 as (4. + 4.) because (4 + 4 + 4) has
the representation 3/4. If you write 6
over an eight note, you're not meaning
(4. + 4.) because you could have written
that as 2 over a dotted quarter note.
So you really mean (8 + 8 + 8 + 8 + 8 + 8).

If so, that's not only good reason but
also necessity for a new function.


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