[Top][All Lists]

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: New feature suggestion

From: Graham King
Subject: Re: New feature suggestion
Date: Tue, 26 Aug 2014 10:34:56 +0100

On Sun, 2014-08-24 at 00:03 +0200, Janek Warchoł wrote:

> Btw, "bn" would also help people who have to switch between german and
> dutch/english naming often (e.g. me).

Janek makes a good point, but I'm not sure whether the problem to which
he refers is caused by the existence of different national conventions
in real life, or the existence of alternative syntaxes in lilypond
source.  If the latter, we might be about to compound the problem:

We already have language-specific suffixes for sharp and flat
(originally, -is and -es) so presumably a suffix for naturals would need
that too.  If we continue down that path, is there not a risk that,
eventually, source code written in one localisation will become hard
(harder?) to understand in another?  And of course either the present
syntax would need to be preserved as an option for compatibility, or
convert-ly would need to impose the new syntax.  <gentle irony>Perhaps
we could have translate-ly to translate lilypond source between
localisations? </gentle irony>  

This thread is making me a bit uneasy.  Genesis 11:1-9 applies.

reply via email to

[Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread]