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Re: significance of whitespace [WAS: LilyPond, Finale and Sibelius]

From: Han-Wen Nienhuys
Subject: Re: significance of whitespace [WAS: LilyPond, Finale and Sibelius]
Date: Mon, 6 Apr 2009 12:11:35 -0300

I would avoid getting in this discussion before the feature is
complete.  Just call it \r (using an identifier or keyword),  and see
how it works in practice.  When it is debugged, think of a character.
The advantage of not using a letter a-z is that there are no backward
compat problems with source files that use said character as
identifier or unquoted string.

On Mon, Apr 6, 2009 at 11:30 AM, Marc Hohl <address@hidden> wrote:
> To join the discussion about the "best" character, here are my 2 cents:
> 1) personally, I would use the "%", but this is the comment sign and can't
> be used.
>   (perhaps this would be even possible, but ... NO!)
> 2) the "&" has a similar role in regular expressions as it would have in
> lilypond
>   but I think not everyone using lilypond is familiar with grep and sed.
>   The argument that it needs 2 keystrokes on most keyboards is not that
> important,
>   because is will be used mostly as a shortcut for longer terms, so I will
> not write
>   c4 & & & , but c4 c c c
>   whereas <c e g>4 & & & ist faster to type than < c e g>4 < c e g > < c e g
>> <c e g >
>   (and more readable, because otherwise I could just use the copy&paste
> function of
>   my editor and forget about the rest)
> 3) why not use a "x" for eXpression, because the sign is meant not only to
> repeat
>  "Qords", but everything reasonable?
> Marc
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