Wireshark-dev: Re: [Wireshark-dev] wireshark crash after "Adding Names to the protocol"
From: Guy Harris <[email protected]>
Date: Tue, 27 Oct 2009 01:04:47 -0700
On Oct 27, 2009, at 1:01 AM, Josef Frühwirth wrote:

The example says data structure should look like:
static const value_string packettypenames[] = {
	{ 1, "Initialise" },
	{ 2, "Terminate" },
	{ 3, "Data" },
	{ 0, NULL }

when  omitting the last line "{ 0, NULL }"
wireshark crashes.
Yes, that's why the example says that - you need the last line there.

Does this last line have a ETX functionality ?
Yes.  It's like the '\0' at the end of a C string, or the NULL "next"  
pointer at the end of a singly-linked list, or like any of a number of  
other data structures terminated with an end marker.
Shouldn't there be a better way to check the size/end of this data structure!?
"Better" in what sense?  Harder to omit?