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Re: docs: #' no longer needed with \tag, \removeWithTag, \keepWithTag

From: Paul Morris
Subject: Re: docs: #' no longer needed with \tag, \removeWithTag, \keepWithTag
Date: Fri, 20 Dec 2013 08:49:53 -0800 (PST)

David Kastrup wrote
> One reason that has not been done is that the names of context and grob
> properties are under our control.
> Tags are under user control.
> You can write
> \tag #'violin1
> but you cannot write
> \tag violin1
> since "violin1" does not obey the syntax for what LilyPond considers a
> "word".

Ok, I see.  That makes sense.  Thanks for explaining.

If you're only using one or two tags here or there it doesn't make a big
difference.  However, I was just creating some piano music with fingerings
on almost every other note, and tagging each fingering so that I could also
render the music without them.  I found it to be a lot easier to type and
read without the #' when I was entering that many tags.  So I was really
glad that I stumbled upon this new possibility.

FWIW, I do think it would be nice to somehow let users know about this new
syntax, as an option, with a disclaimer about not using numbers, etc.  But
I'm not sure what's the best way to do that.  Maybe it's better to just keep
it as it is for now, especially with 2.18 right around the corner and other
things taking priority.  I'm happy to leave it in the capable hands of the
dev team.

(Just curious... Is the idea to eventually make \tag violin1 work, and then
update the docs at that point?)

Thanks again for the explanation,

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