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Re: flag position problems with flat-flag style

From: Torsten Hämmerle
Subject: Re: flag position problems with flat-flag style
Date: Sat, 12 May 2018 05:07:29 -0700 (MST)

Gilberto Agostinho wrote
> Wouldn't it be possible to add a conditional to check for those? If an
> user
> uses flat-flag then they certainly would also prefer these stem length
> settings that you posted. Having this automatized would be great.


At first glance, that seems to be a good idea.
But after thinking this through, I came to the conclusion that other
straight-flag designs (with other flag distances) might not work and, more
importantly, such an automatism would obscure the the basic idea about

How much exactly a flagged stem should be lengthened primarily depends on
the design of the flags.
Therefore, these values are not hard-coded but user-changeable (as we have

Any automatic interference (even if it's only in a special case like for
flat-flag-style) could lead to unpredictable results and the user would lose
part of the freedom and flexibility to set any desired value by modifying
the details lists.

For this very reason, I think we should keep the original way of dealing
with Stem details by modifying the list details, even if this means an
additional step when using flat flags style.

All the best,

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