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Great idea! I have always felt that the Wireshark Lua bindings are not ready-to-use enough. They feel like the ugly stepchild of Wireshark.

In the last dissector I wrote, which was about 1000 lines of Lua, I built a very limited structure definition parser, not completely unlike wssdl. I did it to cut down on the repetitive code needed parse the structures: Typically I parse every field twice: Once to add it to the dissection tree and once to get its value as a Lua-held variable.

I'll definitely be using wssdl in my next dissector!




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