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Re: Quotes around \consists argument?

From: Luca Fascione
Subject: Re: Quotes around \consists argument?
Date: Mon, 25 Apr 2022 14:14:50 +0200

Yes I underground that, I was meaning for person's mental parsers, it helps
that tokens (in an informal sense) always look the same


On Mon, 25 Apr 2022, 14:01 David Kastrup, <> wrote:

> 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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