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. To me, the perfect time to update would be for the next Wireshark 3.0 release.
Maybe João, Pascal, Peter, Hadriel and others would like to weigh in again here?
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?
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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