Wireshark-dev: Re: [Wireshark-dev] Protocol Parser Compiler
From: Andrew Feren <[email protected]>
Date: Tue, 23 Oct 2007 13:02:29 -0700 (PDT)
--- Guy Harris <[email protected]> wrote:

> Graham Bloice wrote:
> > Might be interesting for some:
> > 
> > binpac: A yacc for Writing Application Protocol Parsers
> > http://lambda-the-ultimate.org/node/2496
> 
> Sebastien Tandel mentioned that back in May - I didn't get around to 
> replying back then; thanks for reminding me of this and getting me to 
> reply.  Apologies to Sebastien for not replying then....
> 
> Yes, something such as this would, I suspect, be a Very Good Thing. 

[ snip ]

I'm looking at binpac for other reasons, but would be interested in using it
to generate Wireshark dissectors too.  

I do, however, have one question before I head too far down this path.  How
do people feel about introducing C++ to Wireshark?  I ask because binpac
currently generates C++ code.

I can use binpac as it stands to generate dissectors, but adding a C backend
to binpac is out of scope for me at this time.

-Andrew


-Andrew Feren
 [email protected]