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

From: Anders Broman <a.broman_at_nospam>
Date: Sat Oct 16 2010 - 19:05:04 GMT
To: Developer support list for Wireshark <wireshark-dev@wireshark.org>

  Stephen Fisher skrev 2010-10-16 18:58:
> 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.
If I remember correctly long time ago we had an xml stub(for diameter)
using libxml but there was a question about the licence not being GPL
compatible. GLIB's xml parser would be an option but you'll have to use
GLIB_CHECK_VERSION as it's not available in the lowest version we
require I think.
Regards
Anders
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