No, default values for a message are not supported. Field defaults must be
defined directly within the enclosing message - otherwise you'd need
different versions of the generated class depending on the context.


On Sun, Sep 16, 2012 at 9:50 PM, JP <largefl...@gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi Everyone,
>      I have looked around the documentation. But I could not find anything
> that implies If I can specify a set of default values for a message if all
> its fields are optional. As an example
>
> message Class {
>       optional uint32  aaa;
>       optional uint32  bbb;
>       optional uint32  ccc;
> }
>
> message Instance {
>       message Class instance1 [default.aaa=11; default.bbb=22;
> default.ccc=33]
>       message Class instance2 [default.aaa=77; default.bbb=88;
> default.ccc=99]
> }
>
> Here I want to treat the "message Class" as a template/Class for
> declaring default values for each instance of the template.
> If it is not possible to declare default values like above, can anyone
> please suggest a way to achieve the same.
>
>
> Hope I am clear in my explanation.
> Thanks in advance.
> JP
>
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