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Re: Gets rid of length in the docs. (issue 4965053)

From: Mike Solomon
Subject: Re: Gets rid of length in the docs. (issue 4965053)
Date: Tue, 30 Aug 2011 15:22:20 +0200

On Aug 30, 2011, at 1:53 PM, Graham Percival wrote:

> On Tue, Aug 30, 2011 at 01:45:20PM +0200, Mike Solomon wrote:
>> In current master, #'Y-extent = #(stem::length 5) does exactly what #'length 
>> = #5 did a week ago.
> There is essentially no different in going frmo
>  \override Stem #'length = #5
> to
>  \override Stem #'Y-extent = #5
> as far as users are concerned, that would be much better than
>  \override Stem #'Y-extent = #(stem::length 5)
> as far as I'm concerned... I've never even seen a (foo::bar x)
> command before!  If we could still use #5, that would be
> preferred.

To use #'Y-extent = #5, we'd have to invent a new type for Y-extent 
(number-or-pair?) and then come up with rules for how to convert the number 
into a pair for certain grobs and how to throw warning messages otherwise.  
This is certainly doable, but I'm not sure how kosher it is UI-wise.


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