Wireshark-dev: Re: [Wireshark-dev] Does lua provide something like range strings?
From: "Maynard, Chris" <[email protected]>
Date: Tue, 9 Oct 2018 15:57:35 +0000
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> From: Wireshark-dev [mailto:[email protected]] On
> Behalf Of Peter Wu
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> Subject: Re: [Wireshark-dev] Does lua provide something like range strings?
>
> 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" },
>     };

That would be a welcome addition!
- Chris











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