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Feature request in Wireshark: lua, zlib (and other compr libs)

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I want to expose the zlib bundled with Wireshark (about menu for 3.2.2 shows zlib 1.2.11) to lua, so I can use zlib to decompress/inflate Zlib/gzip compressed streams in packet data.

This was asked in 2010, but was never answered. Is this already available today?? (I could not find any documentation to suggest it is).

I would like to avoid external dependencies and other lua (library) files to access zlib functionality which is already built into Wireshark.

Bonus points for exposing an lua interface to access ZStandard, LZ4 and Brotli also.