2.2.3 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 whitespace 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 are now going to explain what all these terms mean.

LilyPond — Learning Manual v2.25.5 (development-branch).