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Re: TimeSignature with note in denominator

From: Carl Sorensen
Subject: Re: TimeSignature with note in denominator
Date: Sat, 13 Nov 2021 21:13:45 +0000
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On 11/13/21, 1:00 PM, "Kieren MacMillan" <> wrote:

    Hi Carl,
    Thanks for weighing in!

You're welcome

    > we could not tell the difference between 8.~8 and 8~8., although I can't 
imagine how the difference between these two representations would be 
important; both represent a duration of 5 eighth-notes.

s/eighth/sixteenth/   *facepalm*
    3/16 + 2/16 != 2/16 + 3/16   ;)0

I get that.  How would that show up in the music?  I guess in beam subdivision?
    > I'm not sure that it's worth changing the internals since they work so 
well for the lilypond core functionality (traditional western music)
    I fear you’re correct… but I do love that I’m not the only one that hasn’t 
totally given up the dream.

Well, it's not really a dream of mine -- I'm really a pedestrian musician.  No 
modern complexity stuff for me.  But I also *love* the fact that in nearly 
every case, LilyPond tries to capture the semantics, not just the display.  
That's one of LilyPond's strengths.  And it wasn't until I saw all this 
discussion happening that I recognized the semantic disconnect here.



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