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Re: spacing/breaking issue [time-sensitive]

From: Kieren MacMillan
Subject: Re: spacing/breaking issue [time-sensitive]
Date: Mon, 31 May 2010 11:41:21 -0400

Hi Graham,

For the record, I just added \pageBreaks where I want them... and Lilypond 
outputted 25 pages: it added 20 blank pages and scattered them amongst the 5 
with actual music.
MAO!!!  =(


On 2010-May-31, at 11:36, Kieren MacMillan wrote:

> Hi Graham,
>> I think that manual breaks are the easiest solution.  You could
>> separate it into distinct \bookparts, but that would be much more work
>> than manually adding \break and \pageBreak.
> OK...  =\
> No disrespect meant to anyone, in particular Joe who has done a fabulous job 
> increasing the flexibility and scope of the spacing codeā€¦ but:
> MAO MAO-ING MAO, can we please resolve these spacing issues ASAP? Are we 
> really comfortable telling people -- especially newbies -- that, in order to 
> have Lilypond output good-looking scores, they have to:
>  1. manually insert breaks in the music (ruining the separation of content 
> from presentation, unless they use \tag which is stupid MAO-ing overkill); or,
>  2. manually insert breaks in some score-specific variable with skips that 
> they have to count and keep synchronized with the music?
> Oh, and p.s. Noob: manually inserting \pageBreaks does not, by itself, 
> guarantee that Lilypond will actually break pages *only* there: you also have 
> to mess around with the mao-ing #'page-break-permission, and maybe something 
> else we've forgotten to warn you about.
> Sorry for the rant -- I blame the deadline pressure -- but it really is a bit 
> ludicrous, and does not give Lilypond the best possible chance of impressing 
> anyone out of the box. If this issue isn't on your "critical 2.14-killer" 
> list, it should be.
> Cheers,
> Kieren.
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