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Re: Curious bug

From: Mats Bengtsson
Subject: Re: Curious bug
Date: Sat, 11 Aug 2001 22:36:27 +0200

> I found quite a curious bug in lilypond. The bug can be found in all current
> versions of lilypond (1.4.x, 1.5.x). Consider the following example
> \notes{
>   \clef violin
>     b'4
> }
> The stem of this note is wrong. It should point downwards instead of upwards
> as all notes should do, which are on the middle line. Of course only, if they
> are "alone".

Of course, this is one of the typesetting decisions where it's
difficult to talk about right or wrong. Anyway, both music
typesetting books I have on my desk confirm that Dirk is 
right and Lilypond is wrong. Fortunately, this is easy to 
customize in Lilypond, just set the property neutral-direction 
of the Stem grob to #-1. The system default is set in 


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