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On 11/16/2010 02:48 AM, Joerg Mayer wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 15, 2010 at 12:53:19PM +0100, Jaap Keuter wrote:
>>>> Add text import capability, like text2pcap, directly into the GUI.
>>> Is this completley new code or does it share the analysis of the input
>>> file with text2pcap?
>> It's a text2pcap based development, the analysis code is attributed to
>> Ashok Narayanan.
> OK, I looked it up. What I don't understand is why the existing code
> wasn't changed to be used by both use cases but copied+modified
The main reason is that the original code is made for stand alone, run-once
operation, while the new code is made for GUI integrated, repeated use.
Although this has little influence on the lex, the module containing the state
machine itself had to be stripped and modified extensively to use wiretap and
already available checksum routines.
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