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RE: nmap-dev Digest, Vol 70, Issue 74
From: Lx <lglx303 () gmail com>
Date: Wed, 2 Feb 2011 20:01:29 -0500


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   1. Re: [NSE] Improved version of ms-sql-info (Chris Woodbury)


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Date: Mon, 31 Jan 2011 15:08:58 -0600
From: Chris Woodbury <chris3e3 () gmail com>
Subject: Re: [NSE] Improved version of ms-sql-info
To: Patrik Karlsson <patrik () cqure net>
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On Sun, Jan 30, 2011 at 4:04 AM, Patrik Karlsson <patrik () cqure net> wrote:

Although I'm no Lua expert here are some quick comments on the code:
* You should probably avoid the leading underscore convention for instance variables and function names to avoid 
confusion with metamethods. [1]

Good tip, and thanks for the reference. I've replaced the leading
double-underscores with single underscores. Do you think that's still
likely to cause problems? My background is in object-oriented
programming, so I'm wondering whether I'm trying to impose too much on
Lua. :)

? On that same note, all of my ToString and your new ToBytes method could be changed to __tostring (as I've done in 
my later libraries).
? This would make it possible to do:

local p = PreLoginPacket:new()
socket:send( tostring(p) )

I did this and then realized that the ToString methods here return two
values (PacketType, PacketData). I didn't think it was worth it to
make all the necessary changes to make that work, so I reverted back
to the original. I

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