Labels: Type-Defect Priority-Medium
New issue 332 by ryan.br...@themoox.net: Allow for default values that are
I understand that the "default" values are not marked as set (as stated in
issue 249) -- and thus not included in the serialization. I would find it
useful to have an additional choice to have the default value marked as set
so that it does get serialized. While I'm not familiar with the code be
hide protobuf, I imagine this would be handled when converting the .proto
to a native format, with no run-time penalty to anyone who does not use the
I am trying to ensure that a message id is always set for a each message,
without the user having to explicitly set the field to the default value
every time they wish to send it. Currently, I find myself having to reflect
into the message in my Send routine (which only receives a generic
Message), fetch the default value, and then use the reflection methods
again to set the value.
I've read that the preferred/suggested method for working with protobuf's
non-intehitance-based design is to include all possible messages as fields
within a "main" message, but I do not personally care for that approach.
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