This branch supports & and | operators for general pattern operands.
Right, it's not limited.
What do you mean by add a leak-check? What would be the mechanism for seeing whether there's a leak?
Turns out that we have documentation for this
The tests in core/leaks employ this method to check for memory leaks (if Bro is compiled with the right flags as shown in that article). Having a test like that for patterns seems like it might make sense
Thanks for the pointer (and follow-on help; shout-out to Jon too!). topic/vern/pattern-leaks now fixes those leaks, so we should be good-to-go. Will put in a merge request for it now.
(just pushed a comit to topic/vern/pattern-leaks that fixes a bug in this branch)
(Oh and a heads-up for those following from home: the info on the web page mentioned above doesn't come close to working under MacOS. Instead, use "leaks".)