The Internals Reference (or the bits that I've read) doesn't have any music 
examples. And rather oddly, I've never used Emacs.

Best regards,


Wednesday, February 14, 2018, 12:19:11 PM, you wrote:

> 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.
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