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Re: Omitted rests should not collide with anything

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: Omitted rests should not collide with anything
Date: Sat, 22 Jun 2013 13:30:55 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.3.50 (gnu/linux)

Eluze <address@hidden> writes:

> Pavel Roskin wrote
>> If rests are omitted, they should not collide with anything.  But they  
>> do.  Example:
>> I get a warning:
>> rests.ly:6:20: warning: cannot resolve rest collision: rest direction not
>> set
>>        \new Voice {
>>                     r4 }
> if you omit "\omit Rest" you get exactly the same messages!
> so I think polyphonic notation with \voiceXXX should be used.

I think the point was that if the rest is getting omitted, it should not
have a chance to be colliding with anything.

Basically, the expectation being that \omit r4 and s4 should be
equivalent.  It is a plausible expectation, but it seems like matching
this class of expectations consistently could amount to quite a lot of
work.  At least in this particular case, I don't really see what the
return would be: this does not look like anything that could not better
be done using other commands.

Partly it might be the fault of having constructed a minimal example:
one that clearly shows the perceived symptom, but not really a
compelling motivation for wanting to change the behavior.

Perhaps some more info about the use case might help with prioritizing

David Kastrup

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