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Subject [jira] [Commented] (THRIFT-4496) Dealing with language keywords in Thrift (e.g. service method names)
Date Mon, 25 Jun 2018 15:46:00 GMT

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ASF GitHub Bot commented on THRIFT-4496:
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nsrtvwls opened a new pull request #1567: THRIFT-4496: python specific list of keywords for
python generator
URL: https://github.com/apache/thrift/pull/1567
 
 
   Client: py
   

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> Dealing with language keywords in Thrift (e.g. service method names)
> --------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: THRIFT-4496
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/THRIFT-4496
>             Project: Thrift
>          Issue Type: New Feature
>          Components: Compiler (General)
>            Reporter: Vera Filippova
>            Priority: Minor
>
> Apache Thrift compiler doesn't allow to use keywords in any of supported languages as
field names. However, there are other compilers, like Scrooge, which do allow using some keywords
as field identifiers, which leads to incompatibility.
> Assume we had a service with 'delete' method, with Java code generated by Scrooge. Now
we'd like to generate Python code with Apache Thrift, but encounter an error because of the
'delete' keyword.
> I understand that using only Apache Thrift compiler, a user will never encounter this
problem, but I think enabling keywords by request seems feasible.
> h1. Proposal
> It's possible to tweak keywords on code generation stage, e.g. use 'delete_' as a name
of a generated function instead of 'delete', then use the original method name for a protocol
message: writeMethodBegin('delete').
> This feature could be enabled with an additional flag, e.g. --screen-keywords.
> I have a draft for python generator here [https://github.com/nsrtvwls/thrift]
> The questions are, is this functionality welcome? If yes, would it require to have it
supported for all languages?



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