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Re: String at the bottom of a cover page without using \markup

From: Paolo Prete
Subject: Re: String at the bottom of a cover page without using \markup
Date: Sat, 18 Dec 2021 01:28:14 +0100

On Sat, Dec 18, 2021 at 1:00 AM Valentin Petzel <> wrote:
Hello Paolo,

I think you underestimate Lilypond.

Hi Valentin,

this is not true. I well know, and stated several times, that LilyPond has the power of a nuclear reactor.
And I'm sure too that with customizations you can do whatever you want in the cover/introductory pages.
What I meant is different. For these pages I don't want to add or expose logic. This is not how I intend typography for such pages.
The example Aaron showed already added *logic* to the template, and so your example does:

\on-the-fly #part-first-page \fromproperty #'header:copyright


(of course thanks again Aaron and you for your examples, which are precious: they clarify to me how LP works)
But, IMHO, such pages should not have logic, unless you don't have alternatives.
Normally, I would prefer another approach, which I consider *standard* for these things: have a set of templates, pick one of them and do NO customization at all, unless you don't have alternatives. Your example would fit my requirements if it was wrapped by a template, but it is currently not.
This is how you can have a *readable* code (don't misunderstand me: your code is excellent, what I mean is different). Of course I could wrap it, but for future different cases I would have to do the same procedure, which is tedious.

Hope that what I mean is clear, now. In any case, this discussion is interesting and I think it deserves further insights.  Thanks for your contribution! 


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