Vera Filippova created THRIFT-4496:
Summary: Screen keywords in service method names
Issue Type: New Feature
Components: Python - Compiler
Reporter: Vera Filippova
Apache Thrift compiler doesn't allow to use keywords in any of supported
languages as field names. However, there are other compilers, like Scrooge,
which do allow using some keywords as field identifiers, which leads to
Assume we had a service with 'delete' method, with Java code generated by
Scrooge. Now we'd like to generate Python code with Apache Thrift, but
encounter an error because of the 'delete' keyword.
I understand that using only Apache Thrift compiler, a user will never
encounter this problem, but I think enabling keywords by request seems feasible.
It's possible to tweak keywords on code generation stage, e.g. use 'delete_' as
a name of a generated function instead of 'delete', then use the original
method name for a protocol message: writeMethodBegin('delete').
This feature could be enabled with an additional flag, e.g. --screen-keywords.
I have a draft for python generator here [https://github.com/nsrtvwls/thrift]
The questions are, is this functionality welcome? If yes, would it require to
have it supported for all languages?
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