Make PostScript driver less loquacious

Ian Pilcher ian.pilcher at
Tue Apr 3 07:57:24 CDT 2001

Dmitry Timoshkov wrote:
> Sure. -debugmsg +??? serves for finding problems too, doesn't it? FIXME tells
> about not complete implementation, in the case of psdrv - about missing page
> and bin type.

Is it really appropriate to spit out a FIXME every time we encounter a
paper size or bin type that we don't recognize?

In the case of the *InputSlot option, for example, p. 97 of Adobe's
Script Printer Description File Format Specification says:

    Any arbitrary strings that appropriately describe the device's
    input slots are valid inputSlotOptions.

Referring to media types, p. 183 says:

    A device manufacturer is free to list a new size in a PPD file
    for a new device.

So the fact is that we're never going to recognize all options.  I'll
grant that we could probably recognize more options, but that hardly
seems to justify issuing a FIXME -- and I can see no logic to issuing
the FIXME only when an option isn't recognized.

Ian Pilcher                                         ian.pilcher at

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