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Re: Hushing up Sibelius news?

From: Joseph Rushton Wakeling
Subject: Re: Hushing up Sibelius news?
Date: Fri, 22 Feb 2013 19:16:30 +0100
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(Apologies to David, I hit "Reply" instead of "Reply List" when first writing this response.)

On 02/22/2013 12:10 AM, David Kastrup wrote:
If the file format describes exactly how the finished score will appear,
what will happen with the spacing when transposing?  Presumably it is
ingrained into the file, so how will everything get retrofitted?

I think his point was that _no_ file format ever describes exactly how the finished score would appear -- it depends on the internal algorithms of the software that processes the file format.

Reading between the lines, I think that what may be being suggested there is that, to make the format "useful" they would have to provide not just spec for the format, but also spec for how that format should be interpreted by an application -- and surprise surprise, they want to keep those algorithms a closely guarded secret ...

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