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From Ben Craig <>
Subject Re: Is anybody using the plugin.thrift interface? I'd like to change a little bit of it
Date Sat, 02 Dec 2017 02:15:34 GMT
Find the person that did the initial work and ask them directly.  That
person is likely the main user.

On Dec 1, 2017 5:58 PM, "Chet Murthy" <> wrote:

> In another email thread about unions, I've noted that the current Thrift
> union implementation isn't actually a union.  It's just a struct with
> all-optional fields.  I'd like to make it a real union, but this will break
> the behaviour of the Thrift plugin interface, b/c it uses unions
> (t_const_value) in a non-union way.
> I would like to find people who are using this interface, and work with
> them to ensure that their code doesn't break, so that I can "fix" unions.
> This isn't hard, but it's a breaking change to the protocol, b/c.... well,
> the current behaviour is a bug.  So code that counts on it, when that bug
> is fixed .... will break.
> Is there anybody out there using plugin.thrift?
> --chet--
> P.S. I find this interface to be lovely, and want to write a new
> compiler/emitter backend using it.  Which is why I want to fix it first.

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