I read data messages that comes in on a TCP/IP socket.
These message can be of different types example Person, Project etc,
that I have defined and the corresponding .proto files.
I can do:
string s((char*)message, strlen(message));
and then access the object Person.
However, I would like to have it more generic.
I cannot know from the beginning if the incoming message is a Person
or a Project or whatever.
Also, I am not so interested in the access methods, as I plan to loop
though the Fields using reflection to the decode the object.
Is there a way to decode the 'message' into a generic object (i.e a
Message) that I can then inspect using reflection?
I can accept to link in the different proto buffers at compile time.
I hope this makes sense.. and thanks for a great protocol !
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