On Tue, Feb 23, 2016 at 12:55 PM, Zellyn <zel...@gmail.com> wrote: > There are increasing numbers of references to "well-known" types in > protos. For instance, I see changes in the Go implementation to support > them. > There were passing references in release notes in this group. > > However, the main protobuf site includes no narrative explanation that I > can find. > > The idea of a few well-known types to represent "Boxed" values since > proto3 removes the ability to null out fields makes sense, but the only > documentation I could find, in the reference section of the protobuf site > at > https://developers.google.com/protocol-buffers/docs/reference/google.protobuf, > includes all sorts of things like Struct, Method, Mixin, etc. that are > entirely unclear. > > Is there a conversation happening somewhere that I'm missing, or is it > Google-internal but not documented outside yet? > Sorry, the documentation for proto3 is not complete yet. We are still working on improving it. There are a couple of internal design docs for well-known types, but they are not yet ready to be included in the public developer guide.
> > Thanks, > > Zellyn > > ps - the reintroduction of message types for primitives rather undermines > my belief in the arguments for removing optional fields in proto3 in the > first place. I'd like to give the benefit of the doubt to the folks > designing proto3: is the thinking articulated clearly somewhere? > > -- > You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups > "Protocol Buffers" group. > To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an > email to protobuf+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. > To post to this group, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org. > Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/protobuf. > For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout. > -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Protocol Buffers" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to protobuf+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. To post to this group, send email to email@example.com. Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/protobuf. For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.