Wireshark-dev: Re: [Wireshark-dev] Lua update?
From: João Valverde <[email protected]>
Date: Fri, 13 Jul 2018 16:47:14 +0100

On 12-07-2018 20:13, Maynard, Chris wrote:
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?
The last time this was discussed I remember there was a very strong push 
for Lua script backward compatibility. I agree with you though.
Another concern was the availabity of Lua 5.3 on the platforms we 
support (enteprise distros with very long support cycles).
- 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] <mailto:[email protected]>> a écrit :
    Hi Chris,

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

        Thanks.

    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?

    Pascal.

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