Wireshark-dev: Re: [Wireshark-dev] Does lua provide something like range strings?
From: Peter Wu <[email protected]>
Date: Tue, 9 Oct 2018 16:13:36 +0200
Hi Richard,

On Mon, Oct 08, 2018 at 10:59:35AM -0700, Richard Sharpe wrote:
> I am wondering if the Lua interp in Wireshark provides the equivalent
> of range strings?
> Does anyone know?
> I guess I could make the indexes strings, since they are associative
> arrays anyway but looking up a value in a range would be difficult.

There does not seem to be support for range strings, but it could be
added. See value_string_from_table in epan/wslua/wslua_proto_field.c for
an example.

I suppose that the natural syntax would be:

    local your_range_string = {
        { 0, 24, "First quarter" },
        { 25, 54, "Second quarter" },
Kind regards,
Peter Wu