Wireshark-bugs: [Wireshark-bugs] [Bug 7348] When listing protocols available for "Decode As", pl
Date: Mon, 11 Jun 2012 14:27:12 -0700 (PDT)

Michael Mann <[email protected]> changed:

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--- Comment #1 from Michael Mann <[email protected]> 2012-06-11 14:27:12 PDT ---
I found two possible solutions for this:

1. Dissectors should be add/inserted in sorted order.  Currently they are just
appended and since plugins are loaded/registered last, they end up last on the
list.  Perhaps register.c is keeping the builtins registered in alphabetized

2. Dissectors can be sorted within dissector_table_foreach_handle().  This is
called by tshark when a bad "Decode As" protocol is found, among other places.

I assume #1 is a better solution (although *shark would probably take a hit at
startup), but the question is what to sort on?  I originally tried "long name",
but that didn't seem as alphabetized as "short name" (which wasn't perfect
either, but was much better).

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