1.2.2 Working on input files

LilyPond input files are similar to source files in many common programming languages. They contain a version statement, are case sensitive, and white-space is generally ignored. Expressions are formed with curly braces { }, and comments are denoted with % or %{ … %} .

If the previous sentences sound like nonsense, don’t worry! We’ll explain what all these terms mean:

Other languages: català, česky, deutsch, español, français, magyar, italiano, 日本語, nederlands.
About automatic language selection.

LilyPond — Learning Manual v2.19.83 (development-branch).