[Bro-Dev] Scientific notation?

Daniel Thayer dnthayer at illinois.edu
Mon Nov 6 10:10:47 PST 2017

On 11/6/17 8:16 AM, Seth Hall wrote:
> Right now, Bro will print scientific notation in JSON logs but we've
> always tended to avoid it in the standard Bro log format.  What does
> everyone think about switching to allow scientific notation in the
> standard log format?  Daniel recently did some exploration of various
> versions of awk and they all support scientific notation (I think that
> was part of my concern a long time ago).
> Thoughts?
>     .Seth

Actually, right now Bro uses scientific notation in JSON logs only
for very large values (such as 3.1e+15).  For values very close to
zero (such as 1.2e-7), Bro will write "0" to a JSON log.

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