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Re: [Wireshark-dev] XML dictionary parsing with flex/bison

From: Stephen Fisher <steve_at_nospam>
Date: Sat Oct 16 2010 - 16:58:29 GMT
To: Developer support list for Wireshark <wireshark-dev@wireshark.org>

On Sat, Oct 16, 2010 at 12:40:17PM -0400, Hadriel Kaplan wrote:

> or libxml2 which I think is included in wireshark builds (right?),

libxml2 is not a requirement to build Wireshark, nor is it even an
option.

> because I'm not familiar with flex/bison or lex/yacc. But if there's
> some specific reason flex/bison should be used, I can go learn how to
> use them.
>
> Is there a reason for using flex/bison for that?

Probably historical - it's been around since before XML was thought up:)
There may be other reasons that I'm not aware of though.
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