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Re: Added transition lines for lyrics (issue 565750043 by address@hidden

From: davidgrant . no
Subject: Re: Added transition lines for lyrics (issue 565750043 by address@hidden)
Date: Sun, 08 Mar 2020 13:32:03 -0700

On 2020/03/08 15:21:22, hanwenn wrote:
> I think it would be better to do this as something that doesn't
require special
> syntax at first, ie. some identifier. 

One of my motivations for introducing '->' is that it keeps the lyrics
clean and easy to read. Music that uses vowel transitions can have a
_lot_ of them.

> Also, it looks like the transition-engraver is almost a literal copy
of the
> hyphen engraver. Wouldn't this be much simpler if you'd implement the
> as a layout tweak to a hyphen?

I thought it might be best to separate transitions from hyphens, and use
the line-spanner-interface to draw the arrow. The requirements for
spacing are slightly different (transitions should never be omitted even
in tight spacing), and also some other properties differ (e.g.
minimum-space). So even though transitions are similar in many ways to
hyphens I wonder if they are distinct enough to be separated. But I will
certainly look into tweaking hyphens instead, as -- as you have pointed
out -- there is currently a lot of duplicated code.

Thank you both for the feedback! I'll have another go at this.

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