[Bro-Dev] Bro package granularity

Jan Grashöfer jan.grashoefer at gmail.com
Wed Jan 24 06:38:49 PST 2018

On 23/01/18 00:31, Jon Siwek wrote:
> Might depend largely on the judgement of the packager, though I think
> the train of thought will end up being similar enough to provide
> guidelines like the following:
> If you think other packagers would depend on your scripts: it probably
> is better to provide separate packages where each offers the minimal
> feature set that one would expect to depend upon.

That's a good rule of thumb I think!

> Would the @if, @ifdef, @ifndef directives (e.g. for preprocessing away
> whole chunks of code) work for what you were trying to do?

I finally decided to use a @ifdef construction in __load__.bro, which 
seems to be the best fit for now.

Thanks a lot for your feedback!

More information about the bro-dev mailing list