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Re: problems with invisible bar line

From: David Raleigh Arnold
Subject: Re: problems with invisible bar line
Date: Wed, 14 Aug 2002 11:46:45 +0000

On Wed, 14 Aug 2002 15:16:27 Han-Wen Nienhuys wrote:
> address@hidden writes:
> > > or did you use any of the more general methods described in the
> > > section on "Invisible Grobs" that's included in the reference
> manual
> > > for the 1.4.xx series but for some reason has disappeared in the
> > > 1.5.xx manual.
> > 
> > No.  I think that `\bar ""' should be fully sufficient -- is there
> > ever a reason to have an invisible bar which influences spacing?  In
> Yes. The barline is a possible breakpoint, so it takes part in the
> spacing computations (if there is a breakpoint, it does generate a lot
> of space). What you're asking for, is that bar-lines (more precisely:
> breakable columns) are skipped for spacing, but only if they are
> completely empty.  This sounds like a fragile feature, especially the
> "only if" part.

Why not \bar "" and \bar " "?

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