New "channels" feature in future version of Bird?

Alex Bligh alex at
Fri Jun 17 21:58:43 CEST 2016

On 17 Jun 2016, at 12:40, Jan Matejka <jan.matejka at> wrote:

> If one of our crazy ideas comes true, we may add Lua as a possible
> language to write filters in (in several years' perspective) and maybe
> also deprecate the current, then-legacy filter language in far future.

FWIW I did some work on hacking this in as a sort of filtering pipe.
I ran up against a problem where I needed both a protocol and
an instance of a protocol as separate things if I remember. This was
a couple of years ago so I may have forgotten. The lua bit seemed
easy enough.

Alex Bligh

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