Status: New
Labels: Type-Defect Priority-Medium

New issue 299 by Native map encoding missing or needs howto eample

In arguing for Protobuf over Thrift at work one point that sticks is that Thrift has native support for encoding maps directly as a type.

Protobuf would benefit from either:

A) A native map encoding with an appropriate .proto syntax
B) Some library help to add API sugar for maps with a stock encoding for them
C) A good howto page showing best practice for encoding map manually


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