Wireshark-dev: [Wireshark-dev] Handling of generated dissectors
From: Joerg Mayer <[email protected]>
Date: Sun, 6 Oct 2013 22:25:12 +0200

Matthieu raised an issue that I've seen with asn2wrs generated dissectors
too, just not to the extent of the pidl dissectors. To make it much harder
to miss that the changes we are doing are to generated dissectors I see
two approaches:
- Name the files differently, e.g. prefix with gpacket- instead of packet-,
  so we know when we check that file in that there should be an accompanying
  basefile or generator patch.
- Have a checkin script check for the term generated in the first few lines
  and annotate the commit message that a generated file was changed.



Joerg Mayer                                           <[email protected]>
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