Hi Karl,

> Regarding the edition engraver, could it help
> with long term maintainance of scores?

In a certain way, yes: since all tweaks are “external” (i.e., presentation is 
separated from content), there is usually no need to “maintain” the note-code 
[once it’s complete/correct]. (An obvious exception would be something 
dramatic, syntactically, e.g., the huge change in the way chords are coded in 
Lilypond quite a few years ago.)

However, if you intend to take advantage of improvements in Lily herself, 
there’s no real way to avoid retouching the edition code (e.g., removing 
“Band-Aid” tweaks to let Lily do her now-better thing, etc.).

Hope that helps,

Kieren MacMillan, composer
‣ website: www.kierenmacmillan.info
‣ email: i...@kierenmacmillan.info

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