[Bro-Dev] the optimizer?

Vern Paxson vern at icir.org
Wed Aug 15 17:04:20 PDT 2012

> Does the optimizer in Bro work at all?  I'm just wondering because I
> realized that it could slightly impact how I create tunable options for
> Bro scripts.

AFAIK, it hasn't been touched since I first added it an eon ago.
If I recall right, it does some minor optimization (like constant folding),
and that's about it; not sure whether anyone has ever measured if
it actually makes a noticeable difference.


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