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Re: Hushing up Sibelius news?

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: Hushing up Sibelius news?
Date: Fri, 22 Feb 2013 01:33:04 +0100
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Hilary Snaden <address@hidden> writes:

> On 2013-02-21 23:10, David Kastrup wrote:
>> However, LilyPond indeed has a weakness in as far as it does not
>> really have a "file format".  It is an evolving input language.
> If that's a "weakness", it's one I'm happy to see maintained
> indefinitely.

Well, it is not going away since the primary generator of LilyPond files
are humans rather than programs.  As opposed to a "file format",
however, the only reliable reader (not just interpreter) of LilyPond
files is LilyPond itself.  That's a disadvantage for interfacing with
other programs.

David Kastrup

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