[Bro-Dev] Closures in Bro

Jon Siwek jsiwek at corelight.com
Tue Dec 19 09:31:27 PST 2017

On Tue, Dec 19, 2017 at 9:54 AM, Jan Grashöfer <jan.grashoefer at gmail.com> wrote:

> In the light of the flexibility that comes with packages, I think
> supporting closures would be a nice feature. Was there any fundamental
> design decision against supporting closures?

I think it's mostly unsupported due to trickiness of implementation
(or cowardice) rather than by design decision.  Or at least something
scared me off when I looked into it a few years ago [1].  Don't
remember the details, though I likely didn't give it more than a day
or two of thought/effort, so maybe don't let that deter you if you had
plans to look into it.

- Jon

[1] https://bro-tracker.atlassian.net/browse/BIT-1233

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