Wireshark-dev: Re: [Wireshark-dev] Tap preferences
From: Guy Harris <[email protected]>
Date: Wed, 23 Apr 2008 10:24:58 -0700
Martin Mathieson wrote:

We can revisit the preference GUI structure (and whether per-tap preferences should have their own API) if and when more tap-related preferences are added.
I think the answer to "should per-tap preferences should have their own 
API?" is a definite "yes" - we should have as little code as possible 
that knows about particular taps, just as we should have as little code 
as possible that knows about particular dissectors.
Whether a per-tap preference would be on the main "Statistics" 
preference page or on a page of its own is a separate matter.
Of course, if the tap has a GUI, perhaps the preference should be 
settable from the tap's GUI - in which case it should presumably be 
saved in the "recent" file, if it's just a case of "set the preference 
for this instance and it'll apply to the next instance you create".