On Aug 25, 2006, at 03:07, Andreas L Delmelle wrote:
Page-breaking initializes first, and prefetches say five blank pages.
From these it constructs one long context, call it one big page --
or better: one region-body--, with ipd changes at a known set of
This context is then passed to the FlowLM, and further down. If the
LineLM is aware of its bp-coordinate, the LineBreaker will know
about changes in ipd, but it does not need to know that it is a
page-break, which it isn't at this point.
Thinking this through again:
If this approach is feasible, then this would mean that line-breaking
does not need to be made restartable to deal with ipd-changes between
pages. Only suspendible, which it already is.
Exception for the last page: while the ipd change for the last page
could always be included in the context, the line-breaking still
needs to be made aware at which coordinate this change will occur. It
will be one of the known coordinates, but it cannot be said precisely
Even if the interaction between line- and page-breaking can be kept
to a minimum, I think the line-breaker still would have to check
somehow at each of the known bp-coordinates how much content is
remaining, in order to predict the last ipd change.