[sane-devel] The future of the SANE-Standard
azummo-lists at towertech.it
Fri Dec 21 19:36:03 UTC 2007
On Fri, 21 Dec 2007 19:51:04 +0100
Alessandro Zummo <azummo-lists at towertech.it> wrote:
> > Just adding the new frames & options and leave it at that, like
> > planned ?
> > What you're proposing is just perverting the API and an inacceptable
> > change in the behaviour of the current API.
> I would like to avoid exposing the new frame types to unaware
replying to myself, that means I'm gone banana :)
the options are:
a) add types and options, with little risk
for older backends.
b) add and protect via current api mangling
c) add and protect via new api.
option c means that some linking combinations will not work,
like linking an 1.1 aware frontend with a non 1.1 aware backend.
I guess this shouldn't happen. If it happens, it's fixable
by adding a few lines of code to the backend. at this point, I never
heard of any frontend that does directly linking of a backend.
while I favour option c , I'm not against any of them.
Tower Technologies - Torino, Italy
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