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Re: GDP NR 1.6 Staff notation ready for public review

From: Trevor Daniels
Subject: Re: GDP NR 1.6 Staff notation ready for public review
Date: Fri, 17 Oct 2008 09:52:29 +0100

Patrick McCarty wrote  Thursday, October 16, 2008 8:15 PM

On Thu, Oct 16, 2008 at 10:32 AM, Trevor Daniels <address@hidden> wrote:

James E. Bailey wrote Monday, October 13, 2008 2:57 PM
3) Everything before \startStaff & \stopStaff seems like stuff
from 5.3 (modifying properties). And it seems like the whole section  is
there to introduce \stopStaff \startStaff

I agree.  I'll look at moving it there.  In general we
try to avoid explicit \overrides in Chapter 1, but I
might leave a few of the more useful ones there, perhaps
as snippets.

I thought we wanted to leave all of these examples here.  Since they
cover all of the easy-to-tweak properties of StaffSymbol, I think it
would be better to leave it "as-is".  If we want to move the examples
with \override to @snippets, I think it would be more appropriate to
combine them into one or two snippets.

Well, this section seems quite different from all the others in the NR
in that it documents -all- the properties of StaffSymbol rather than
just the useful ones.  I don't think 'line-positions or 'width are useful
to typical or even advanced users, do you?  Leaving them in simply
dilutes the usefulness of this section.  The key properties are
'line-count and 'thickness, and the predefs \startStaff and \stopStaff.
The remainder should be moved to NR 5 ('line-positions and 'width)
or snippets, with some explanation of what they might be used for.
And if we can't say what they might be used for why are they there
at all?

I'm willing to do this, but if you'd rather do it I'm happy with that too.


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