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Re: \context for named Staff

From: Jay Anderson
Subject: Re: \context for named Staff
Date: Sat, 8 Aug 2009 17:18:12 -0700

On Sat, Aug 8, 2009 at 12:57 PM, Dan Eble<address@hidden> wrote:
> Doesn't this mix up meaning and appearance?  What will you do when people
> come asking for LargeStaff, TinyStaff, LittleGreenStaff (for Martian music),
> and so forth?

On Sat, Aug 8, 2009 at 1:45 PM, Alexander Kobel<address@hidden> wrote:
> Oh, and by the way... No experience for this on my side, but are there
> scores with small rhythmic or drum staffs? Then we should probably also have
> a SmallRhythmicStaff, SmallDrumStaff, SmallVaticanaStaff and so on, right?

Hmm... I agree that it wouldn't make sense to define versions for
every different size (or color :) ) and to define resized versions of
every staff type out there. A global variable would probably work for
the size problem, but it's still somewhat ugly to have a version for
every staff type. The the generic "SmallStaff" is probably the most
common case though. So what do you think? Should the "SmallStaff" just
be left as a snippet?

If it is a snippet ideally I'd want to do something like:

\include "small_staff.lyi"
\score {
  \new SmallStaff {...}

How would one make small_staff.lyi so this worked? This way it would
be bundled with the other global variables. The only way I found was
to do this:

\context {
  \accepts "SmallStaff"
\context {
  \type "Engraver_group"
  \name "SmallStaff"
  \alias "Staff"

  fontSize = #-3
  \override StaffSymbol #'staff-space = #(magstep -3)
\score {
  \new SmallStaff {...}
  \layout { \include "small_staff.lyi" }


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