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Re: ragged.last=##t, ragged-last-bottom produce strange horizontal+verti

From: -Eluze
Subject: Re: ragged.last=##t, ragged-last-bottom produce strange horizontal+vertical spacing
Date: Mon, 9 Aug 2010 15:19:19 -0700 (PDT)

Joe Neeman-2 wrote:
> On Sun, 2010-08-08 at 13:27 -0700, -Eluze wrote:
>> with the code
>> \version "2.13.29"
>> \relative c' { \repeat unfold  5 { c8 d e f g a b c} }
>> \paper {
>>   ragged-last = ##t
>>   ragged-last-bottom = ##f
>> }
>> i get the attached output 
>> which is not what i expect, i.e.:
>> - the last line should be scaled horizontally to half a line
> That's not how ragged-last works. The last line is scaled according to
> its "ideal" spacing, even if the line before it is stretched. I think
> there was an enhancement request regarding this, but I can't find it
> right now.
then lilypond should issue a warning about this incompatibility…

>> - vertically there should be 3 lines (systems) with 2 measures in the 1st
>> and 2nd system and one measure in the last one.
> Why do you expect this?
it could as well be 4 in the 1st and 1 in the last or 1 in each system - i
thought lilypond would find a nice way to display these 5 measures. 

i made a minimal example which shows - in my opinion - the problems. i was
working on an a6 sheet with many more measures and i tried to reduce the
problem to a simple code not to bother you with more details.

 First of all, without ragged-last-bottom, I get
> 2 systems. Secondly, the solution that lilypond gives has better
> vertical spacing (ie. not quite as stretched) as the one you propose, at
> the cost of more stretched horizontal spacing. You can tweak the
> relative importance of vertical/horizontal spacing with the
> page-spacing-weight variable.
i will try that!

>> it looks good if i omit   ragged-last-bottom = ##f
> Well, yes. With ragged-last-bottom = ##f, you've asked lilypond to
> stretch 5 bars of music to fill a whole a4 page. It will look bad no
> matter what.
still one question: why does LilyPond put 2 measures in the 1st system and
only 1 in the following?
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