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Re: Quotes around \consists argument?

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: Quotes around \consists argument?
Date: Mon, 25 Apr 2022 14:01:29 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/29.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Luca Fascione <> writes:

> I think this is because it being an unquoted string (PERLfolk call these
> barewords) makes it feel more like an identifier, even if technically it's
> a string (for the time being).
> It also has some advantages for example it's easier to work with names
> being always unquoted when you're grepping for them, kinda scenario
> I think things that work like language-level names, for this reason, should
> flow unquoted, even if this requires effectively supporting barewords.

LilyPond's input syntax treats strings and unquoted words identical in
most circumstances: essentially you can use quote marks to have things
interpreted as a single word that would otherwise be split into several
syntactic entities or be considered a notename (for example).

David Kastrup

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