Wireshark-dev: Re: [Wireshark-dev] Lua update?
From: "Maynard, Chris" <[email protected]>
Date: Thu, 12 Jul 2018 19:13:21 +0000

Release notes for 5.3: http://www.lua.org/manual/5.3/readme.html


It’s possible that there are incompatibilities, which would necessitate modifying Lua scripts , but for me personally, I don’t mind changing my scripts if I have to.  In fact, I *want* to change my scripts in order to make use of some new features, in particular the bitwise operators[1].  To me, the perfect time to update would be for the next Wireshark 3.0 release.


Previous discussion starts here: https://www.wireshark.org/lists/wireshark-dev/201608/msg00082.html.

Maybe João, Pascal, Peter, Hadriel and others would like to weigh in again here?


- Chris



From: Wireshark-dev [mailto:[email protected]] On Behalf Of Pascal Quantin
Sent: Thursday, July 12, 2018 2:46 PM
To: Developer support list for Wireshark <[email protected]>
Subject: Re: [Wireshark-dev] Lua update?



Le jeu. 12 juil. 2018 à 20:44, Pascal Quantin <[email protected]> a écrit :

Hi Chris,

Le jeu. 12 juil. 2018 à 20:30, Maynard, Chris <[email protected]> a écrit :

Is there any particular reason why Wireshark for Windows still ships with Lua 5.2.4?  An upgrade to 5.3+ would be a welcome one.



Can our current code run fine with Lua 5.3/5.4? Based on previous discussions in -dev I thought it was not the case but maybe I'm wrong (I'm not a Lua user myself and this is based on exchanges from a few years ago).

If it is safe, I will happily update the package.


And would the existing scripts be compatible with Lua 5.3 or 5.4?










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