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Re: The search for an API

From: Vaughan McAlley
Subject: Re: The search for an API
Date: Wed, 11 Apr 2018 00:22:15 +0000

On Wed, 11 Apr 2018, 08:17 Felix D., <address@hidden> wrote:
Hello Lilypond-Fans,

I have a question: Does Lilypond have an API that can be simply called from other programs to render some markup (stored as a string) into a SVG file?

We want to use Lilypond in an Unity app/game, wich will be used by many musicians and thus requires some decent staff rendering. We basically program in C#, but there is an easy bridge to interface with C/C++ libraries. So calling an API should not be a huge problem, but does it even exist and is documented somewhere?

I asked in the IRC a few hors ago, and received a brief "No, it doesn't exist". Bit is that really the abrupt end of the story, or is there some other possibility to call Lilypond from an external program?

Felix D.
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Lilypond only has one "function", so you would be well on the way to turning it into a library by renaming main() ;-)


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