[Bro-Dev] CBAN naming

Siwek, Jon jsiwek at illinois.edu
Sat Jun 4 08:54:21 PDT 2016

> On Jun 4, 2016, at 4:27 AM, Jan Grashöfer <jan.grashoefer at gmail.com> wrote:
> From my perspective scripts do not extend Bro. Scripts get executed by
> Bro to provide extended functionality. Calling Bro-scripts plugins for
> Bro is somehow like calling python-scripts plugins for the python
> interpreter.

A difference is that Python is a general purpose language and Bro is not.  So I agree, it’s weird to call python scripts plugins because they don’t really extend Python itself.  But Bro scripts are intended extend Bro’s functionality (you even said so yourself :)), so it’s not weird or false that they can be categorized as a type of plugin.

- Jon

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