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Re: [Denemo-devel] Questions on _'s in lyrics

From: Roy . Rankin
Subject: Re: [Denemo-devel] Questions on _'s in lyrics
Date: Wed, 07 Mar 2001 09:21:42 +1100 (EST)

Sorry, I did not make myself clear.

I have no issue with your example below and do not advocate changing it.
However, currently if I have


lily/lexer.ll will convert it to 

        day\ is

to get what I want I have to quote it as


I see no reason to have to do this.

As a note, I do not see that \addlyrics changes the situation with
spaces. In your example the phrase
        this is one word
will be under one note when input either with _ or quoted, but would be
under four notes if input with a spaces.

I will submit my proposed patches which will reveal all in a clear


Roy Rankin
> address@hidden writes:
>> The documentation (and code) currently indicate that all _'s in
>> unquoted lyrics are converted to spaces.  Although I can live with
>> this, is there a good reason for this?
> It is meant as a handy shorthand, you can type
>    this_is_one_word8
>    _4 _ _
>    _ _ _
> etc, which is more convenient and readable than
>     "this is one word"8
>     " "4 " " " "
> Now that we have \addlyrics, maybe there would be less reason for the
> latter.
>> I propose that if the _ is proceeded by a \ that it then not be
>> converted to a space. This change would seem more natural to me and
>> follow standard escape conventions.
> Except when the \ is preceeded by an even number of \
> Anyway, suggestions for lily/lexer.ll:
>       {LYRICS} {
>               /* ugr. This sux. */
>               String s (YYText ()); 
>                 [..]
> are welcome.

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