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Re: New vertical engine: first system too close to title

From: Francisco Vila
Subject: Re: New vertical engine: first system too close to title
Date: Mon, 3 Aug 2009 03:42:00 +0200

2009/8/3 Joe Neeman <address@hidden>:
> On Mon, 2009-08-03 at 01:53 +0200, Francisco Vila wrote:
>> 2009/8/1 Joe Neeman <address@hidden>:
>> > This comes down to the default value of after-title-spacing in
>> > ly/, which is clearly way too small. I'd suggest
>> > '((space . 10) (padding . 2)) as a starting point. Could you check
>> > whether this is default is indeed better (including, perhaps, on scores
>> > that are vertically stretched)?
>> It is much better. Sorry for my lack of understanding of these
>> internals, but my question is, why the first system is in a lower
>> position when the score is stretched?
>> Just to be sure, what I mean is: the distance from title to music
>> shouldn't be the same regardless of whether ragged-last-bottom=#f or
>> =#t ?
> I'm not sure. In the old spacing code, the space between a title and a
> system could be stretched, so I preserved that behaviour in the new
> code. Would it be better if the space remained fixed? It can be achieved
> by adding (stretchability . 0) to after-title-spacing and I'm happy to
> add it to the default setting if that's the appropriate behaviour.

Yes, in my humble opinion. A logic that I'll see adequate is: the top
of the page has to be good-looking, predictable, similar between
different documents, both for crowded pages and for sparse pages; but
in case of necessity, if the penalty for spanning onto more one more
page is high, this space could be adjusted in a decreasing sense
provided that other resorts like between-system space have been

Francisco Vila. Badajoz (Spain)

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