On Friday, August 4, 2017 at 12:18:14 PM UTC-4, Ray Scott wrote:
> I don't know the internals of the protobuf architecture with respect to 
> plugins, or the compilation process, so I don't know where or why the 
> output source filename gets set.  I just know it would be useful to be able 
> to configure the resulting filename format.

My point was, if you are talking a file options (like prefix), it would be 
within the file, so it would have the same problem, something that is 
within the file changing what is generated, so just like a build system 
can't read the prefix, it wouldn't be able to read that option either.


> On Friday, 4 August 2017 14:57:56 UTC+1, Thomas Van Lenten wrote:
>> On Thursday, August 3, 2017 at 10:20:53 AM UTC-4, Ray Scott wrote:
>>> Or, you could make better use of your own options with a 
>>> objc_filename_style=[none || camel]
>>> objc_prefixed_filename= [no || yes]
>>> Now everyone wins. :-)
>> Do you mean a file option?  That would still be within the file, so it 
>> has the same problems, no?
>> TVL
>>> On Thursday, 3 August 2017 14:33:50 UTC+1, Thomas Van Lenten wrote:
>>>> The prefix is documented 
>>>> <https://github.com/google/protobuf/tree/master/objectivec#objective-c-generator-proto-file-options>
>>>> to only be added to the symbols created within the file, it does not 
>>>> change 
>>>> the name of the file.  The compiler with recreate the file hierarchy it is 
>>>> given, so the files should be unique, and the prefix isn't needed from 
>>>> that 
>>>> pov.  Generally speaking, having something within the file change what 
>>>> files are generated makes things very difficult to integrate with build 
>>>> systems as build systems don't want to have to know how to parse/inspect 
>>>> all the files they may pass off to tools.  The fact that we do the camel 
>>>> case transform has already been flagged as an issue 
>>>> <https://github.com/google/protobuf/issues/864>, but it would break 
>>>> things to change that behavior at this point.
>>>> On Thursday, August 3, 2017 at 5:34:07 AM UTC-4, Ray Scott wrote:
>>>>> Hi, 
>>>>> I'm new to Protocol Buffers, and I'm using gRPC within a iOS Framework 
>>>>> written in Objective-C. I found the useful proto3 option, 
>>>>> objc_class_prefix, for adding a 3+ character class prefix to the Objc 
>>>>> generated code. What I don't understand is why this class prefix (for 
>>>>> e.g. 
>>>>> "MYRPC") isn't used to name the generated pbobjc.h & pbobjc..m files too. 
>>>>> The only way I've found to get around this, unacceptably, is to append 
>>>>> to the snake case name so the file named "m_y_r_p_c_service.proto" is 
>>>>> converted to MYRPCService.pbobjc.h & MYRPCService.pbobjc.m. Of course, if 
>>>>> you change the protobuf option objc_class_prefix in the source, you'd 
>>>>> still 
>>>>> need to rename the files. Plus, if I use these proto files to generate 
>>>>> code 
>>>>> for a different language, the file naming convention may not be the same 
>>>>> as 
>>>>> for Apple's Obj-C convention. 
>>>>> Considering it's good style (and something Xcode does automatically) 
>>>>> to name your objc files with the class prefix, I would have thought this 
>>>>> would have applied to the generated source code files with protobufs. 
>>>>> Does anyone know how to achieve this file name prefixing without the 
>>>>> .proto file name hack?

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