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Re: A beam positioning question

From: Patrick McCarty
Subject: Re: A beam positioning question
Date: Wed, 29 Oct 2008 14:33:46 -0700

On Wed, Oct 29, 2008 at 8:10 AM, Mats Bengtsson
<address@hidden> wrote:
> These kind of aspects can seldomly be regarded as bugs, but the intention in
> LilyPond is
> to provide as beatiful results as possible in as many cases as possible. If
> you look at the
> regression tests for LilyPond at
> and search for test where the names start with "beam-", you will see that
> there are lots of
> different situations that are already taken into account in the algorithms.
> There are also a number of properties that can be adjusted to modify the
> results.
> You may be able to find alternative property settings that give a nicer
> result in
> this particular example but the difficult thing is to avoid that you then
> get an uglier
> layout in other examples.

I figured this might have been the issue.  So, to correct this issue,
a new algorithm would likely have to be used to account for this
special case and not disturb the existing regression tests.

Thanks for your feedback,

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