Status: WorkingAsIntended
        Owner: xiaof...@google.com

Comment #1 on issue 689 by xiaof...@google.com: Repeated fields do not serialize the 'size' into the file. Hence deserialize of repeated expects an unending sequence of repeated fields

This is by design. Protobuf fields are serialized as <tag, value> pairs. The parsing routine will check the tag to decide whether a value belongs to a repeated field and act accordingly. There could be a potentially infinite number of such <tag, value> pairs in an input stream, but in practice, the size of a message is usually already known before parsing. For example, when you send a protobuf message over the wire, you'll first send the size of the data before serialized bytes of the message.

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