2014.04.21 14:54 "[Tiff] Correct use of TIFFGetField with FieldInfo", by Roger Leigh
Looking at the documentation, TIFFGetField appears to require calling TIFFFieldReadCount and TIFFFieldPassCount to determine which parameters need to be passed in the argument list.
However, taking TIFFTAG_BITSPERSAMPLE as an example, this has TIFFFieldReadCount == -1 (TIFF_VARIABLE) and TIFFFieldPassCount == 0. All the examples I've looked at in the source tree use a uint16 pointer directly to retrieve the value, but I'm not sure how this squares with a TIFF_VARIABLE read count. Why isn't the count 1? (I'm aware libtiff doesn't match the spec exactly for this tag, but why does it appear to be different from the implementated behaviour--is it possible to use this safely?)
Is it possible to safely call TIFF(Get|Set)Field using only the information available in FieldInfo, or are there any cases where this isn't correct and calling requires a priori knowledge of how the interface behaves?
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