Wireshark-dev: Re: [Wireshark-dev] Question on text2pcap behaviour
From: Richard van der Hoff <[email protected]>
Date: Thu, 01 May 2008 12:08:21 +0100
Abhik Sarkar wrote:
On Thu, May 1, 2008 at 1:51 PM, Sake Blok <[email protected]> wrote:
 Have a look at bug 1723 which already has a patch to improve the
 parsing of text2pcap. The author of the patch has not responded to
 the latest comments of Richard though. Maybe we should take his work
 and polish it for him?

 (http://bugs.wireshark.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=1723)

 Cheers,
     Sake
Thanks for the pointer, Sake! I will have a look at it and see if it
fixes the issue I have and also if I can do anything to incorporate
Richard's comments into the patch (unless Jack is already working on
it but hasn't had the time to finishing the 'polishing').
Thanks Abhik. I suspect the guy that originally posted the patch lost 
the will to work on it any further after nothing happened for three 
months... If you could polish up his patch a bit more, that would be 
fabulous.

On a side note (not /neccessarily/ something i expect you to do anything about, Abhik), it would be fabulous if text2pcap had some tests... just some sample input and expected output such that we can check there aren't any regressions as patches get applied. This is true of much of our code... there aren't enough tests for my liking. How do others feel about this?
Cheers

Richard