Jens Geyer updated THRIFT-4496:
    Summary: Dealing with language keywords in Thrift (e.g. service method 
names)  (was: Screen keywords in service method names)

> Dealing with language keywords in Thrift (e.g. service method names)
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>                 Key: THRIFT-4496
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/THRIFT-4496
>             Project: Thrift
>          Issue Type: New Feature
>          Components: Python - Compiler
>            Reporter: Vera Filippova
>            Priority: Minor
> 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 
> incompatibility.
> 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.
> h1. Proposal
> 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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