Wireshark-dev: Re: [Wireshark-dev] add new project
From: Abhik Sarkar <[email protected]>
Date: Mon, 30 Mar 2009 22:30:57 +0400

It was I who had brought up this topic about a week back (http://www.wireshark.org/lists/wireshark-dev/200903/msg00261.html) and in general it seems to me that it is a bad idea to use any Glib functionality which has introduced after Glib 2.4 (there was another mail earlier today about the same).

I am going to fall back to the old code which I had written (copied from the parser generator for Diameter dictionary). I don't think it is a very straight forward way of handling it, but it seems to be the "cleanest" option for now.

If more and more developers want to use XML configuration files, perhaps it might be good to introduce a dependency anyway... any small, cross-platform XML parsing library (even if it a subset of XML) with a compatible license should do.


2009/3/30 Anders Broman <[email protected]>


No currently there is no XML parsing library used, the diameter dissector parses XML to load the AVP:s

But I don’t think it’s a general xml parser. A similar approach could be used depending on your needs.

Adding a XML library to the current project needs to be discussed I suppose, using GMarkupParser as per your previous

mail might be an option (some one else suggested that as well) the drawback is that it’s only available in recent

versions of glib, I’ve no idea if it limited to glib’s needs or if it’s a general XML parser. Using Glib might be more appealing

than adding another library however. Comments any one?




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Hi !

for my project, i have to use a parser, and i  have several questions :

- Should i create a new project to modify th edependency of the project ?

- Should i use Tinyxml to parse my XML files or, is there already a parser in wireshark ?

    - how can i use this parser if there is already one ?


Can you answer to my questions please because the dead line of my project come quickly


Thank you for all


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