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Re: TimeSignature with note in denominator

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: TimeSignature with note in denominator
Date: Fri, 12 Nov 2021 17:26:32 +0100
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Kieren MacMillan <> writes:

> 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 philosophy.

Personally, I don't see how making it hard for the computer to figure
out what of a myriad of variants in meaning is intended makes it
reasonable for the user to see what is intended.

It's not like I haven't voiced that opinion before, so I have no idea
how I could contribute towards you considering this question resolved.

David Kastrup

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