ptoye <lilyp...@ptoye.com> writes:

> Martin Neubauer wrote
>> On 12/02/2018 16:42, Peter Toye wrote:
>> 
>> Although developing lilypond itself on a windows machine might indeed be
>> challenging, all the programming capabilities you'd need in your scores
>> should just work anywhere lp runs. And even if you don't intend to write
>> engravers or other somewhat complex functions from scratch yourself, a
>> basic understanding of Scheme will certainly be helpful in the long run.
>> You most certainly will come across solutions (in the LSR or elsewhere)
>> that are almost right for the challenges you are faced with, but can be
>> easily adapted to fit your needs. As these adjustments often don't
>> require lots of skill, even a small learning effort can go a long way.
>> And maybe curiosity will get the better of you...
>> 
>> All the best,
>> Martin
>
> Fair enough, but my brain takes things up rather slower than it did when I
> was learning computing (which included LISP) in the 1960s. Curiosity, yes,
> but I find the Internals Reference manual rather heavy going. With all the
> cross-references, you really need either a book (expensive to print it out!)
> which you can mark up or a way of displaying 3 or 4 pages at once on a
> terminal.

It's a whole lot nicer to read in Info format with Emacs as Info reader.
LilyPond's docs are actually the only Info files I know that make
extensive use of inline images.  At least the GNOME help reader (which
purports to deal with Info and images as well) did not scale and just
went dead when throwing the LilyPond Info files with images at it.  But
Emacs deals really swimmingly with it.

Being a 1960s starter, you'd probably get along fine with it these days.

-- 
David Kastrup

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