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Re: Should \partial accept music instead of duration?

 From: Christopher Heckman Subject: Re: Should \partial accept music instead of duration? Date: Sun, 20 Mar 2022 01:26:37 -0700

On Sun, Mar 20, 2022 at 12:44 AM <lilypond-devel-request@gnu.org> wrote:
>
> Date: Sun, 20 Mar 2022 07:23:30 +0000 (UTC)
> From: Werner LEMBERG <wl@gnu.org>
> [...]
> > Fair point, though the intention here would be that backwards
> > compatibility would only need to exist for a time.  A warning could
> > be issued whenever a user applies the older syntax; this would
> > inform the user of the impending breaking change while still
> > allowing existing code to compile.  When it is convenient, a future
> > release would only support music as the argument.
>
> What about providing a new command \upbeat and moving \partial
> into oblivion?  Compare this to \tuplet vs. \times.
>
>
>     Werner

... Or you could use the brand new command \upbeat when music follows,
keep \partial, and you don't have to worry about backwards
compatibility.

--- Christopher Heckman