On other SE sites like code review some people linked to their GitHub repositories to give readers the chance to have look to the code as a whole and not just the snippets used in the question, as well as to track improvements or the use of answers within a whole real live context.

This question is gaining towards LilyPond where the questions really are about code and coding.

Here are two examples where I used this within a question:
example one
example two

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It seems absolutely fine to provide more context to a question. Particularly with questions of coding in systems like LilyPond or ABC, providing the full piece through a link makes it easier to focus on the relevant portions.

I think for this site, this is preferable to creating a Minimal Compilable Example which is typical on other sites.

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    I’d still say an MCE is preferable.
    – Dave
    Commented Nov 30, 2019 at 12:03
  • @Dave MCE = Minimial compileable example? like MWE = Minimal working example
    – nath
    Commented Dec 3, 2019 at 5:03

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