Wireshark-dev: Re: [Wireshark-dev] Generic Dissector
From: Guy Harris <[email protected]>
Date: Wed, 12 Nov 2008 15:43:23 -0800
On Nov 12, 2008, at 2:01 PM, Jaap Keuter wrote:

How does this compare to LUA?
1) it works even if Wireshark isn't built with Lua

2) more importantly, it's a *descriptive* language, not an *imperative* language - you don't write code to dissect the packet, you write a description of what the packets look like, so presumably it's easier to write and harder to get wrong.