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Re: using the devel version

From: Edward Sanford Sutton, III
Subject: Re: using the devel version
Date: Thu, 1 Apr 2004 22:11:26 -0700
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On Wednesday March 31 2004 05:41, David Bobroff wrote:
> At 01:54 PM 3/31/2004 +0200, you wrote:
> >Right! However, it's a good idea to teach already the beginners to
> >include a \version statement in their files and refer to convert-ly
> >as a motivation.
> >Still, it's fairly common that people on the mailing list haven't
> >noticed that convert-ly is available, so we should try to highlight
> >it more.
> >
> >    /Mats
> Good point, Mats.  It took me a while before I understood how important the
> \version statement was.  That was something I later thought should have
> been prominently mentioned in the tutorial.  The input syntax does go
> through some changes and unless you have a \version statement it can be
> tedious to figure out what version it was originally coded for.
> -David

  One more \version detail that I remember learning the hard way was that it 
should be included in all .ly files individually. Is it documented that you 
should have it in all files when a score is split across multiple files?
  I also brought up that I noticed that a commented version line gets 
processed. Should this happen? Do other commented lines get processed?

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