Comment #3 on issue 316 by jie...@google.com: TextFormat should have an
option to ignore unknown fields
Sorry my mistake. We have decided not provide TextFormat for unknown
fields. (2.5.0 has removed the support for c++ before release which I
didn't notice, java will not support it either)
Text format is designed for communicating with people whereas binary format
is for communicating with machines. People make mistakes, like spelling
errors. These mistakes should be caught, not silently ignored. Therefore,
text format is NOT designed with the same forward- and
backward-compatibility properties as the binary format, and should not be
used when such compatibility is desired.
If you find yourself wanting to ignore unknown fields when parsing a
text-format message, you may want to rethink your design.
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