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Re: feature or bug with \right-align

From: Colin Hall
Subject: Re: feature or bug with \right-align
Date: Mon, 18 Mar 2013 10:30:38 +0000
User-agent: mu4e; emacs 24.2.1

Janek Warchoł writes:

> Hi Mike,
> On Mon, Mar 18, 2013 at 7:55 AM, address@hidden
> <address@hidden> wrote:
>> Hey all,
>> Should the following two commands yield the same output?
>> \markup \right-column { foooooooooo barr }
>> \markup \column \right-align { foooooooooo barr }
>> It is not clear to me what the output should be for the second example...
> The output seems to be consistent with documentation (see
> http://www.lilypond.org/doc/v2.17/Documentation/notation/align).
> I suppose that the idea of right-align is that it only moves the
> "child markup" relative to its "parent markup" so that right edge of
> child is aligned with refpoint of parent.  It does nothing with the
> parent (column), so the parent refpoint (and thus the child refpoints
> as well) stays near the left margin of the page.
> You may want to take a look at my alignment patch
> (https://codereview.appspot.com/7768043) - there's a comment trying to
> explain these alignment nuances. ;-P
> Bottom line: a feature, albeit with an admittedly awkward interface.

And no bug-squad action required. Unless, of course, you want to make an
enhancement request, Mike.


Colin Hall

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