Wireshark-dev: Re: [Wireshark-dev] error in epan/tfs.h
From: Jaap Keuter <[email protected]>
Date: Tue, 19 Jul 2011 06:43:07 +0200
On 18 jul. 2011, at 15:15, Andreas <[email protected]> wrote:

> Am 18.07.2011 10:12, schrieb Guy Harris:
>> 
>> On Jul 18, 2011, at 1:02 AM, Helge Kruse wrote:
>> 
>>> I use always C++ to write my custom dissectors. Did you surround the Wireshark #include with extern "C" like this?
>> 
>> Perhaps Wireshark should surround the body of epan/tfs.h with that....
> 
> Well, Wireshark is a C project. It uses C libraries as the GTK library. Therefore there is no need to add the 'extern "C"' guards to compile Wireshark.
> 
> It would be helpful, if all Wireshark header files add theses guards. This would improve the compatibility with C++ compilers. But this may be error prone, since the authors must remember this when creating a new header file. A missing guard would not be detected as long as a C++ user will use it. Therefore I prefer to set the guards in the consuming C++ project.

+1

Thanks,
Jaap