> Hi Kieren,
> On 27/4/12 3:00 AM, Kieren MacMillan wrote:
>>> I doubt that this new default behavior reflects common practice, though
>> As a pianist, I can tell you it absolutely does reflect common engraving
>> practice for piano staves: It is a very rare piano score (perhaps 1/10 of 1%)
>> that contains only a single staff. That is precisely the reason
>> Keep_alive_together_engraver was [fairly recently] added to Lilypond.
> to avoid misunderstandings, my full statement was this:
>>> I doubt that this new default behavior reflects common practice, though;
>>> to me, it doesn't make much sense, and I'd like to suggest to the developers
>>> (in case they read this) to reconsider this and keep empty staves only if
>>> the total number of staffs would otherwise be one (or maybe not even then).
> i.e., my main concern here is the situation where you may have more
> than two staves, which is a much more common situation.