[sane-devel] [BUG] Duplicate SANE_NAME in saneopts.h

m. allan noah kitno455 at gmail.com
Wed Jul 9 01:43:18 UTC 2008

On 7/8/08, Olaf Meeuwissen <olaf.meeuwissen at avasys.jp> wrote:
> Checking out why setting X/Y resolutions independently didn't quite
>  work as expected, I discovered that saneopts.h has this:
>   #define SANE_NAME_SCAN_RESOLUTION     "resolution"
>   #define SANE_NAME_SCAN_X_RESOLUTION   "resolution"
>   #define SANE_NAME_SCAN_Y_RESOLUTION   "y-resolution"
>  That means that trying to set the X resolution always does the same
>  thing as setting the scan resolution.  I think that is incorrect in
>  the general case and suggest the above gets changed to:
>   #define SANE_NAME_SCAN_RESOLUTION     "resolution"
>   #define SANE_NAME_SCAN_X_RESOLUTION   "x-resolution"
>   #define SANE_NAME_SCAN_Y_RESOLUTION   "y-resolution"
>  So that backend implementations can distinguish these cases if they
>  want to.  The corresponding descriptions for these option hint that
>  setting the image's scan resolution is not necessarily the same as
>  setting the horizontal scan resolution.
>  In my particular situation, I have a use case where it makes sense to
>  use SANE_NAME_SCAN_RESOLUTION with one set of allowed resolutions and
>  different sets of allowed resolutions for the individual horizontal
>  and vertical resolution settings.
>  On a more general note, there is no point in having different option
>  name macros that resolve to the same name.  All of the SANE_NAME_*
>  macros should be unique.  At the moment (sane-backends-1.0.19), only
>  I don't think that the suggested change will break any of the current
>  backends and frontends, but would like to ask everyone to take a look
>  and comment on my suggestion before I file a bug report.

i agree with your assessment, but i am not sure i can envision a use
case with all three controls active at the same time. or, are you
going to have a locked/unlocked choice that switches between the two

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