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Re: barchecks in lyrics mode confused by rests

From: Trevor Daniels
Subject: Re: barchecks in lyrics mode confused by rests
Date: Thu, 14 Apr 2011 23:12:30 +0100

Mark Polesky wrote Thursday, April 14, 2011 10:02 PM

I just found a problem with an old doc-commit of mine
(0a8cfef, from May 7 2010).  I implicitly endorsed using
barchecks in the lyrics input (see LM 2.3.1 "Setting simple
songs").  Unfortunately, when the measure following a
barcheck starts with a rest, a "barcheck failed" warning
results, which is unsatisfactory:

I suppose the options are:

1) remove the lyrics-barchecks from the docs, and mention
  (somewhere) that barchecks do not work in lyrics input.
2) make barchecks work in lyrics mode (i.e. with rests).

I prefer #2 -- I think it's a valuable feature to have.  But
as I've implied recently, I'm too busy at the moment to be
getting my hands dirty with LilyPond patches, though I do
have enough time to start discussions.  Should I file an
"Enhancement" issue on the tracker?

I'd like to see an issue covering this.  Even if a fix
is a long time coming it is best to have the issue recorded.
I think I'd call this a defect rather than an enhancement,


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