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From "Ralph Castain (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Created] (HADOOP-9606) Protocol buffer support cannot compile under C
Date Wed, 29 May 2013 21:44:20 GMT
Ralph Castain created HADOOP-9606:

             Summary: Protocol buffer support cannot compile under C
                 Key: HADOOP-9606
                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HADOOP-9606
             Project: Hadoop Common
          Issue Type: Bug
    Affects Versions: 2.0.4-alpha
            Reporter: Ralph Castain

When compiling Hadoop's .proto descriptions for use in C, an error occurs because one of the
RPC's in NamenodeProtocol.proto is named "register". This name is a reserved word in languages
such as C. When using the Java and C++ languages, the name is hidden inside a class and therefore
doesn't cause an error. Unfortunately, that is not the case in non-class languages such as

Note: generating the C translation of the .proto files requires installation of the protobuf-c
package from google:


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