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Re: \pushToTag and \appendToTag help

From: Gianmaria Lari
Subject: Re: \pushToTag and \appendToTag help
Date: Fri, 13 Apr 2018 10:41:08 +0200

On 13 April 2018 at 10:00, David Kastrup <address@hidden> wrote:
Gianmaria Lari <address@hidden> writes:

> On 13 April 2018 at 09:17, David Kastrup <address@hidden> wrote:
>> Gianmaria Lari <address@hidden> writes:
>> > I didn't understand what I can do and how to use the \pushToTag and
>> > \appendToTag.
>> >
>> > Do you have a very simple example?
>> \pushToTag #'tag c' \tag #'tag {}
> Thank you for the example. It is simple in the sense that it is concise
> but for me it is not clear.

Which is exactly what I was anticipating.  If you bothered actually
mentioning just _what_ you want explained or _what_ is unclear with the
existing documentation, this would be less of a fumbling around in the

> But playing with it you probably make me understand.

I think you can perfectly well play with it yourself.

>> How about stating what you _want_ to do?
> Yesterday you point out to me these two commands and I just would like to
> "learn them".

How about pointing out what you find hard to understand in the
documentation then?

I'm not a musician and I'm a young lilypond user. So I don't like come here and say that this part of the documentation is not clear even if I would specify that it is not clear *to me*. Report this type of things is difficult without hurt the persons that write the documentation work. And of course, I appreciate who made the effort to write it.

Regarding the example in the documentation: here it is.
test = { \tag #'here { \tag #'here <<c''>> } }
  \pushToTag #'here c'
  \pushToTag #'here e'
  \pushToTag #'here g' \test
  \appendToTag #'here c'
  \appendToTag #'here e'
  \appendToTag #'here g' \test
I simply don't understand it. I don't understand it because: it is too long, there are too many things, I don't understand the example goal, and I don't understand the explication following the code. But I'm sure, this is very probably my specific problem. Of course, I could spend some hours on it and discover how \pushToTag works, but, well, you can't do this for any things like this to discover that you don't need this commands :)

So this is why I avoided to complain about the documentation.

P.S. Be patient with my english, I hope what I have written was clear.

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