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Re: [Spam] Re: Status and future of abc2ly

From: Laura Conrad
Subject: Re: [Spam] Re: Status and future of abc2ly
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 15:54:06 -0500
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>>>>> "Andrew" == Andrew Bernard <address@hidden> writes:

    Andrew> I had such poor results with abc2ly just recently that I
    Andrew> can't imagine there is any user base using it in earnest, or
    Andrew> even at all, else there would be lots of complaints. Or
    Andrew> perhaps I was doing something wrong. I feel that it does not
    Andrew> deserve a place in the stable.

I do actually use it on occasion.  When I started transcribing music in
the 1990's, I used the ABC of that era.  Even after I was getting much
better results from lilypond, I was still typing ABC because it was what
I knew how to do.  At one point abc2ly was quite good at transcribing
the ABC I used to the lilypond of that era.  (Partly because I did some
maintenance on it.)

Unfortunately, someone did some more maintenance, presumably to get it
to translate their ABC, and now when I use abc2ly I have to do some
editing to the lilypond.  I don't do it very often, but it is part of a
script that turns an old transcription into my new lilypond format.  So
I'd be a little bit sorry if it went away completely, but I could
probably work around the problem and  maybe even recover the version of
abc2ly that worked with my transcriptions.

Laura   (mailto:address@hidden)
(617) 661-8097  233 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02139   
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It may seem somewhat remarkable that Bernard of Clairvaux, who records
so many miracles of his friend St Malachi, never takes any notice of
his own, which, in their turn, however, are carefully related by his
companions and disciples. In the long series of ecclesiastical
history, does there exist a single instance of a saint asserting that
he himself possessed the gift of miracles?

Edward Gibbon,  The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

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