[Bro-Dev] [JIRA] (BIT-757) Change split* to return a string_vec rather string_array

Seth Hall (JIRA) jira at bro-tracker.atlassian.net
Tue Jan 20 12:01:03 PST 2015

     [ https://bro-tracker.atlassian.net/browse/BIT-757?page=com.atlassian.jira.plugin.system.issuetabpanels:all-tabpanel ]

Seth Hall updated BIT-757:

Your proposal sounds great to me.

> Change split* to return a string_vec rather string_array
> --------------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: BIT-757
>                 URL: https://bro-tracker.atlassian.net/browse/BIT-757
>             Project: Bro Issue Tracker
>          Issue Type: Problem
>          Components: Bro
>    Affects Versions: git/master
>            Reporter: Matthias Vallentin
>            Assignee: Jon Siwek
>              Labels: language
>             Fix For: 2.4
> Currently, `{{split}}{{ and friends return a }}{{string_array}}{{, which is a }}{{table[count] of string}}{{. However, these BiFs should return a }}{{string_vec}}{{ or }}{{vector of string}}{{ to allow for sequential iteration over the result. The problem with the current approach is not only that it is wrong modeled (the associative container does not make sense), but also that iteration over the elements, which are obviously ordered, is neither deterministic nor sequential. Presumably this mismatch exists because vectors were not available when the }}{{split*}}` functions have been created.

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