On Tue, Dec 12, 2000 at 07:15:05PM -0800, Adam J. Richter wrote:
> 1. Change the current sysconf ieee1284 printer ID interface
> to actually read the data when requested rather than storing it.
Yes. But how raw? (Byte count too? Correct for missing semi-colons
at the end?)
> 2. (Probably simultaneous with #1). Gut the printer ID
> parsing code and have the interface just return the raw ID string.
> As far as I can tell, nobody uses the parsed code. The parsing
Hmm. What about lp=auto? (I don't suppose lp=auto is particularly
widely used though..)
> 3. Define a MODULE_DEVICE_TABLE format for parport clients.
I like this.
> static char __initdata printer_ids =
Or "; *cl(as)?s: *printer" and make sure that the matching is
case-insensitive and isn't requried to match the entire line.
Some devices put trailing spaces all over the place too, and some
don't even put a semi-colon at the end.
> 7. One of these days, I would like to put together a mapping
> of ieee1284 device ID's for printers to /etc/printcap and ghostscript
> settings that would be regenerated every time a print job starts
> printing (so you could switch printers), but that largely a separate
I thought someone had started to do that, but I don't remember why I
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