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Re: New feature suggestion

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: New feature suggestion
Date: Sat, 23 Aug 2014 18:57:44 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.4.50 (gnu/linux)

David Winfrey <address@hidden> writes:

> Keith OHara <k-ohara5a5a <at> oco.net> writes:
>> Phil Holmes <mail <at> philholmes.net> writes:
>> > 
>> > But if you enter b4 in F major, you'll get a natural typeset, so there 
>> can 
>> > be no confusion.  It seems like you're effectively proposing that b4 is a 
>> b 
>> > natural I've entered accidentally, but bn4 is one I've entered 
>> deliberately. 
>> > How would Lily show the difference?
>> > 
>> As I understand David, Lily need not show any difference.
>> Accepting the explicit bn helps the user read his own input.
> This is what I meant; there would be no difference in the output.
> The Lilypond parser would simply ignore 'n' if it finds 'n' when
> it expects an accidental or note.

As my musical education and practice is from a different note language,
I cannot really say much about the motivation of that approach.  In my
country one would never call a "cis" just "c" when talking about music,
not even informally (but then nobody wants to get caught being informal
anyway).  Is this really significantly different in English?

David Kastrup

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