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RE: metronome-mark-alignment

From: Daniel Rosen
Subject: RE: metronome-mark-alignment
Date: Mon, 13 Jan 2020 17:23:31 +0000

> -----Original Message-----
> From: David Kastrup [mailto:address@hidden]
> Sent: Monday, January 13, 2020 7:35 AM
> To: Daniel Rosen <address@hidden>
> Cc: Thomas Morley <address@hidden>; lilypond-user Mailing List
> (address@hidden) <address@hidden>; David Nalesnik
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> Subject: Re: metronome-mark-alignment
> That is entirely my fault.  The problem was that there was no
> satisfactory/exhaustive explanation of the technicalities surrounding use of #
> vs $ that are caused by making LilyPond more powerful than its underlying
> implementation and tools strictly allow for.  That has side effects, and being
> able to think about such side effects requires knowing what one is dealing
> with.
> Many manual passages that I wrote up have been significantly rewritten by
> people who tend to have human communication at least on par with their
> ability of conversing with computers.  This one hasn't.  I'll readily admit 
> that it
> is bad.  It not being there, however, will likely be worse at least for some
> readers.

Definitely. And I never meant to imply that it shouldn't be there. 
> > Of course, it may be that the manual isn't meant to be aimed at a
> > complete novice like myself; but if it is, then it definitely needs an
> > overhaul.
> Sure, like most of what I write.  But there are not many people around for
> overhauling.

Makes sense. I was just trying to answer Harm's question as honestly as I 
could. :-)

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