+zhaoq, who works on Go grpc/protobuf.

On Monday, November 23, 2015 at 10:04:04 AM UTC-8, Zellyn wrote:
>
> Hi folks,
>
> A couple more questions about generating protocol buffers in Go.
>
> First, is there documentation somewhere that I'm missing?
>
See the Go proto developer guide 
here: https://developers.google.com/protocol-buffers/docs/reference/go-generated
 

> I feel like I should be RTFM'ing instead of peppering this group with 
> questions. Specifically, I'm looking for documentation of the semantics of 
> go_package (and normal package declarations) as well as details on the 
> commandline parameters protoc-gen-go accepts.
>
> My more specific question is whether how to run protoc for go is defined. 
> I got the impression from reading go_package-related bugs and pull requests 
> that it's advised you pass all files together to protoc. But I also see 
> explicit checks in the code and a comment that "The package name must agree 
> across all files being generated."
>
> So my conclusion is that you should pass all files that will end up in the 
> same package to protoc for a single run, and only those files. Is that 
> correct?
>
That's my impression as well. I don't work on Go protobuf though. +Qi 
should know this better.
 

> Is it documented somewhere? And is it considered a bug? (I ask this last, 
> because it makes the build/make process fragile: if someone changes a 
> package somewhere, the build process needs to change too.)
>
> Thanks,
>
> Zellyn
>

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