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Re: Lyrics assignment problem

From: Erik Sandberg
Subject: Re: Lyrics assignment problem
Date: Tue, 15 Jun 2004 02:01:48 +0200
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On Monday 14 June 2004 18.10, Bertalan Fodor wrote:
> >  think I'll start
> > thinking & then
> > propose a better system to the coders. (your problem is far
> > from the only one
> > related to lyrics syntax & intuition).
> Well, I think that the main problem is the documentation. It doesn't have
> the best examples. (For example I had no idea that lyricsto can be mixed
> with other lyricsto-s and with explicit lyrics length if you don't write
> \lyricsto "something" \new Lyrics, but
> \new Lyrics \lyricsto "something"
> This little change in the documentation would have helped me much.

However, it is in a way obvious that the commands commute, if you know enough 
about the lilypond syntax. Question is where the line should be drawn between 
what should and what shouldn't be explicitly documented.

I can agree, however, that it could be considered better coding practise to 
use the order \new Lyrics \lyricsto


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