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Re: Help getting started

From: Hendrik
Subject: Re: Help getting started
Date: Tue, 1 Jun 2004 13:01:47 +0200

Joe Neeman wrote:
>>> I don't think it's possible to use lilypond without lots of painful
>>> research.  I haven't been able to find an index, or google search
>>> that will reliably return simple information.
>> In my opinion, the most important piece of missing documentation is
>> one that describes the basic syntactic and grammatic structure of
>> lilypond. I have learned quite a lot by following examples, but I
>> still don't really understand what lots of things do. Whenever
>> anyone learns a language like C, there are lots of documents/text
>> books that say things like: "this is an expression", "this is the
>> structure of a funcion call", "this is how to write a function
>> declaration", etc. In lilypond, all the examples say is: "this is
>> how to change the stem width". They don't say "this is the general
>> format for changing an engraving property" or "this is how the
>> \score block is structured". 
>> If anyone else is interested, I think we should try to write a
>> comprehensive guide to the stucture of the lilypond language. I'd do
>> it myself, but I don't know most of the answers...

This is exactly what I'm looking for indeed.  

Maybe in five years I'll be able to help in writing this...

Cheers, H.

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