I have been following this discussion with interest and I have a few
thoughts. I don't think it is possible to accomodate all styles and
personal preferences when it comes to ties which I think this thread is
proof of. I am sure the sponsored rewrite included in 2.7.7 led to a
better situation for some (maybe all) users, but in the score I'm
currently working on it lead to more collisions and less
consistency (see the attached .png's).
Now, I'm _not_ complaining, I'm
OK with it. In the music that I'm working with I'm used to having to
spend much time figuring out, sometimes unorthodox ways of notating
things. So, the only thing I need is a good way of manually altering the
defaults and this is what the tie-configuration property does. Another
suggestion could be to allow for altering the defaults
globally and thus make it possible for users to accomodate the tie
behaviour to the set of rules that works for them.