On Thu, Mar 17, 2011 at 5:22 PM, Henner Zeller
<henner.zel...@googlemail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 17, 2011 at 02:41, ctapobep <stanislav.bashkirt...@gmail.com> 
> wrote:
>> So pity protobuf doesn't support inheritance, only because of this I
>> can't use it. Any forecasts, are creators going to add this feature?
>
> There are good reasons not to support inheritance and it would be a
> design problem if it was; so it is likely not supported.
>
> Typically if someone has the reflex to use inheritance, they actually
> mean to do something else. So what is the exact use case you want to
> address ?

This.

Protobufs are basically pure data structures, with no behaviour, so
inheritance is basically meaningless. Protobuf has other mechanisms
for doing reuse.

-- 
Chris

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