#637 big time sig numerators cause severe borkage

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2012-09-16
2004-10-19
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For an extreme example, try on 99/4 for size. I'm not sure what
the highest possible numerator is without things getting this nasty.
I'm not bored enough to try points in between to try to pick the
highest number that doesn't cause the notation editor to render
gibberish.

16/4 doesn't seem to be working too well, but it doesn't actually
cause a screen full of gibberish. The spacing is all funky and
unpleasant, and the key signature (Ab) and time signature are
overlapping in an ugly way.

(I'm trying to enter something and I have no clue what time it's in.
I'm looking for a way to have the flexibility to keep futzing with
durations until I get the rhythm written out correctly, and then I
hope it will become obvious what the time is once I've done that.
I'm trying for a large enough numerator that I can quit worrying
about breaking things at bar lines that probably won't be bar lines
when I get through.)

BTW, these buttons in the time signature dialog (the up/down
buttons) really need some kind of extra handler code so you can
click and hold and keep spinning, like a spin box. Clicking 99 times
sucks.)

Discussion

  • D. Michael McIntyre

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    Just to note, I eventually changed this document to 2/4 and then saved it.
    When I reloaded it, I wondered why it was scrolling soooo fast with the
    little bar thingie. Then I noticed it has a duration of 6500 measures!

    That was almost certainly a consequence of RG's attempt to "correct
    duration of following measures" or whatever. At least that's my working
    theory for why this document grew to such enormous proportions until I
    discover otherwise.

     
  • D. Michael McIntyre

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    I can't seem to figure out what the hell I was yammering
    about as far as "nasty." I probably just didn't understand
    meter well enough back then to have a reasonable opinion.
    It looks OK now. Anyone doing 99/64 is insane anyway.

     

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