"Galen Menzel" <galen.men...@utexas.edu> writes:

> On 11 Aug 2018, at 1:23, Torsten Hämmerle wrote:
>> This is just to explain how the penalty system works for finding the
>> optimum
>> solution among several possibilities, but of course the best way is
>> to say
>> "I definitely do not want ties shorter than min-length!" is simply
>> setting
>> Tie.details.min-length.
> Hi Thorsten — thanks for this excellent explanation! It definitely
> makes things clearer. To avoid unintended consequences of futzing I’ve
> ended up just briefly adjusting the ties as follows:
>     \override Tie.details.min-length=#3
>     g4. g8~g g~g g
>     \revert Tie.details.min-length
> Thanks for all the help!

I'd recommend using \temporary \override here since then the \revert
will restore any preexisting value.  That makes such a passage work
better as a "black box" for copy&paste and/or in music functions.

David Kastrup

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