No need to change anything. If it aint broke, don't fix it!
Once I got the extensions mechanism, it all made sense.
On Nov 13, 1:41 pm, Kenton Varda [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
BTW, you didn't have to rename your .proto file. You could have just used
the java_outer_classname to make it produce a different class name.
On Thu, Nov 13, 2008 at 11:40 AM, Kenton Varda [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
You're using the java_multiple_files option, I take it?
The outer class is still necessary to store the file's descriptor and any
top-level extension definitions. I suppose the descriptor could be moved
into the first class defined in the file but it will take some work and
seems like a low priority. I don't think it ever makes sense to put the
extensions inside some other class but not all protos have top-level
On Thu, Nov 13, 2008 at 10:04 AM, bmadigan [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
I think I'm missing somthing in the style guidelines. If I have a
proto file called trip_summary.proto, which contains a message
TripSummary, protoc throws the following error:
[exec] --java_out: trip_summary.proto: Cannot generate Java
output because the file's outer class name, TripSummary, matches the
name of one of the types declared inside it. Please either rename the
type or use the java_outer_classname option to specify a different
outer class name for the .proto file
So, renaming the file to 'trip_summary_protos.proto', protoc generates
2 Java files, one called TripSummaryProtos.java, containing a static
TripSummaryProtos, which contains an inner TripSummary class.
Setting the option 'java_multiple_files=true', I get 2 java files,
with the TripSummary class referencing all of the static members of
TripSummaryProtos. This doesn't cause any problems with using
TripSummary class (that I know of), but why is the container class
Should I just define all of my messages in one file and ignore the
outer class in my code?
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