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Re: VerticalAxisGroup #'remove-first = ##t does not work with \partial

From: Valentin Villenave
Subject: Re: VerticalAxisGroup #'remove-first = ##t does not work with \partial r
Date: Fri, 2 Oct 2009 14:02:00 +0200

On Wed, Sep 30, 2009 at 9:41 PM, Xavier Scheuer <address@hidden> wrote:
> %% Docs: A staff is considered empty when it contains only multi-measure
> %% rests, skips, spacer rests, or a combination of these elements."
> %%
> %% But because a \partial rest is not one of these elements it prevents
> %% \override VerticalAxisGroup #'remove-first = ##t to work if the first
> %% empty staff begin, for example, with \partial 16 r16

>    \new Staff {
>      \partial 16 r16 |  % doesn't work
>                         % works if we use \partial 16 s16

Indeed. Non-capitalized rests make a measure to be regarded as
non-empty, even when it's a partial measure.

I'm not sure, but perhaps the appropriate syntax should be R16 (that
works, but results in a barcheck error)?

Mats (or somebody as wise as Mats -- if any), what would be The
LilyPond Way(tm) of dealing with such a case?


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