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Re: TimeSignature with note in denominator

From: Kieren MacMillan
Subject: Re: TimeSignature with note in denominator
Date: Fri, 12 Nov 2021 10:41:46 -0500

Hi all,

I’m not sure whether I’m waiting for others to move this discussion forward…?

Assuming I’m not:

1. In *my* mind, the optimal situation *from the user/UI perspective* would be 
to have a single public interface

   \time BLAH FOO BAR etc.

which would gracefully and transparently handle all possible time signature 
demands: simple and compound sigs, all possible “denominator” representations, 
beat structures, etc. My first question in this regard: Am I wrong [from the 
user/UI perspective]? I totally get that it may be unadvisable from the 
programmers’ perspective (and for sure from backwards-compatibility 
perspective, etc.) — my question here is more one of Lilypond programming 

2. Regardless of the more general philosophical state… What’s my next move on 
this patch? It sounded to my [dev-]noob ears like a number of people out there 
(Dan, Werner, etc.) had concerns about my idea to “bunt” by just adding a new 
denominator style to the TimeSignature grob. Do I wait for more input? Please 
let me know the protocol — I have lots of ideas I’d like to turn into patches, 
but I’m still at the bottom of the “process and culture” learning curve.


> On Nov 8, 2021, at 8:26 PM, Kieren MacMillan <> 
> wrote:
> Hi Dan,
>> The \compoundMeter command would like a word with you (and the 
>> \compound-meter markup command is standing behind it).
> Would *love* to have that discussion. Send them over to my place!
>> How far do you intend to push this style?  Are you going to be content with 
>> a single denominator or allow stuff like
>>   2   1            2+2+3
>>   - + -     for    -----
>>   q   q.             8
> Optimally, yes. But right now I’m trying to get a few singles in before 
> swinging for the fences…
> Cheers,
> Kieren.

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