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Re: drumstaff vs rhythmicstaff

From: Janek Warchoł
Subject: Re: drumstaff vs rhythmicstaff
Date: Fri, 29 Nov 2013 17:00:45 +0100

2013/11/29 David Kastrup <address@hidden>:
> Janek Warchoł <address@hidden> writes:
>> I see the override in ly/engraver-init.ly, and i tracked the code back
>> to its first appearance 12 years ago:
>> commit 1539b48e9bd7cd7698e602dc3d3dbe74a6567a49
>> Author: Han-Wen Nienhuys <address@hidden>
>> Date:   Sat Sep 8 20:11:09 2001 +0200
>>     release: 1.5.9
>> but i haven't found any rationale _why_ rhythmic staff barlines should
>> be so long.
> That likely predates any attempt to make the bar lines for 1- and 0-line
> staves visible at all.


>>> In contrast, DrumStaff has normal bar lines matching the system, and
>>> linecounts of 1 and smaller lead to the fallback of 3-line system
>>> dimensions.
>>> Personally, I find the RhythmicStaff bar lines a bit excessive.  But
>>> changing them would be _quite_ an incompatible change.
>> Hmm.  I think we should change it.  The default behaviour (i.e.
>> ensuring that the barline is at least 2 ss long) seems perfect to me.
> There is an orchestral example in Documentation/ly-examples.ly that
> makes heavy use of RhythmicStaff.  You should probably take a look at
> the difference your change would make with that.

It looks ok.

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