I'm not familiar with that error. Can you provide the protoc command you are
using, as well as the output of protoc --version? And is your .proto file
simply:

message Foo {
  optional bool getA = 1 [default = true];
}

On Wed, Mar 16, 2011 at 12:28 PM, steph <preston....@gmail.com> wrote:

> The error text i get is:
>
> Error the .proto-file is invalid, content:               optional bool
> getA = 1 [default = true];, line number: 2
>
>
> On Mar 16, 3:25 pm, Jason Hsueh <jas...@google.com> wrote:
> > On Wed, Mar 16, 2011 at 12:17 PM, steph <preston....@gmail.com> wrote:
> > > I want to have a bool value default to true but I cant seem to make it
> > > do that. As stated in the protocol buffer documentation bools default
> > > to false. However since i'm able to set default values on types i want
> > > to set the defautl value of my bool types to true.
> >
> > > Here is what i've tried:
> >
> > > optional bool getA = 1 [default = true];
> >
> > This first one should work. What did you observe when using this?
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > > optional bool getA = 1 [default = TRUE];
> >
> > > optional bool getA = 1 [default = 1];
> >
> > > none of these worked for me. How can i set the bool to default to
> > > true?
> >
> > > thanks,
> > > steph
> >
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