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Re: problems with long files

From: Joe Neeman
Subject: Re: problems with long files
Date: Wed, 2 May 2007 08:13:34 +1000
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I recently discovered that the new page-breaking algorithm is slow when there 
are many small scores. As a workaround, put
\paper {
  #(define page-breaking optimal-page-breaks)
at the top of the file.

On Tuesday 01 May 2007 20:23, Geoffrey Hemion wrote:
> Hello,
> I have put a collection of old music into a long Lilypond file. You can
> find it at "http://home.arcor.de/hemion/bicinien.ly";. It consists of 27
> individual pieces, each of which is one page long, and each of which is in
> a "\score" of its own.
> It was written using Lilypond version 2.6.3, and compiled easily. But now I
> have upgraded to the newest Ubuntu, which brought with it Lilypond version
> 2.10.5. After converting the file with convert-ly, I tried running this new
> version of Lilypond on it, but the computer just gets stuck at the end,
> saying that it is "Preprocessing graphical objects...". I even let it grind
> away for a half an hour just to see if it would finally come to an end, but
> it didn't. Cutting down the file to just 7 pieces or so results in
> something that Lilypond *can* actually compile, but it took about two
> minutes!
> What went wrong in the step from version 2.6.3 to 2.10.2?
> Sincerely,
> Geoff Hemion
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