Re: [PARPORT] patch-2.2.3-tmw9

Tim Waugh (
Sat, 20 Mar 1999 16:39:44 +0000 (GMT)

On Sat, 20 Mar 1999, Philip Blundell wrote:

> 5). [Responding with Xflag(Select) high for a request for Nibble Mode
> is not allowed since all IEEE 1284 compliant devices shall support
> Nibble Mode.]

Yes, I know that, but Canon don't.

> So the code you wrote above is handling a technically illegal
> situation. I'm not sure whether this is good or bad; I suspect it
> makes little difference. What do you think?

The difference is whether or not "cat /dev/lp0" returns -EIO or no bytes.
No bytes is probably better actually. I'll put your original code in.


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