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Re: [Gnu-music-discuss] Inheritance?

From: Han-Wen Nienhuys
Subject: Re: [Gnu-music-discuss] Inheritance?
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2000 17:44:57 +0200 (CEST)

address@hidden writes:
> >> ... It looks like lexical scoping rather
> >> than dynamic binding is the order of the day in lilypond, and I wonder
> >> if over all, from the user perspective, if it wouldn't be better ---
> >> simpler if a different binding method were used. Perhaps message
> >> passing would improve the situation.
> I have read over what you (Scott) wrote several times and have tried
> unsuccessfully to see a situation where dynamic scoping would be better
> (in *any* way) to lexical scoping.  I can accept this as a shortcoming

The remark is all the more puzzling since \property is dynamically
scoped: by doing a staff-switch, you can change the \property value
that a voice sees.


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