On Fri, Jan 13, 2017 at 4:17 PM, Arpit Baldeva <abald...@gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi,
>
> It seems like the import directive in a proto file does not import the
> import dependencies of the file being imported. Easier to explain by
> example here.
>
> Say you have 3 files - a.proto, b.proto, c.proto
>
> If b.proto imports a.proto and c.proto imports b.proto, c.proto does not
> automatically import a.proto. Importing a.proto needs to be explicit.
>
> Is there a reason for not supporting automatic import?
>
It's supported but need to be explicit. Instead of:

import "a.proto";

do:

import public "a.proto";

This is recommended only when refactoring proto files. In general you
should use the regular import statement and stick with the IWYU
<https://www.google.com/search?q=include+what+you+use> practice.

>
> Thanks.
>
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