[Bro] Generics without templates ?

Vern Paxson vern at icir.org
Fri Aug 3 09:02:31 PDT 2007

> I was wondering why the concept of generics has been implemented via
> #define hacking in some of the code

Because those parts are very old.

> If there aren't any advantages shall I refractor it
> out of the code for the sake of future newbie's like me?

I don't view this as a priority.  That code is now very stable and the
development team knows how to work with it.  It's also not code that most
newbies need to try to understand (though I can appreciate your stress at
doing so).


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