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From "Can Celasun (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Updated] (THRIFT-4611) NodeJS thrift enums not mappable back to their string values
Date Mon, 06 Aug 2018 14:12:00 GMT

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Can Celasun updated THRIFT-4611:
--------------------------------
    Priority: Minor  (was: Major)

> NodeJS thrift enums not mappable back to their string values
> ------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: THRIFT-4611
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/THRIFT-4611
>             Project: Thrift
>          Issue Type: Wish
>          Components: Node.js - Compiler
>    Affects Versions: 0.11.0
>            Reporter: Anthony Alayo
>            Priority: Minor
>
> While attempting to build a javascript-based web tool to read encoded thrift objects,
I hit a wall. While I was able to decode from a base64 thrift string to an object, all enum
fields are only in their numeral representations with no way to reverse them.
>  
> Here is one example, where there is a Common.thrift file containing enums, and an Event.thrift
using one of the enums from Common.thrift.
>  
> Here is the generated Event_types.js:
> {code:java}
> var Common_ttypes = require('./Common_types');
> var ttypes = module.exports = {};
> var Event = module.exports.Event = function(args) {
> this.id = null;
> this.type = null;
> ...
> }
> {code}
> Here is the generated Common_types.js
> {code:java}
> var ttypes = module.exports = {};
> ttypes.EventType = {
> 'OUTBOUND' : 0,
> 'INBOUND' : 1,
> }{code}
> While Common_types is being required in Event_types, there is no use of it anywhere.
The field type is solely being treated as a number:
> {code:java}
> if (this.type !== null && this.type !== undefined) {
> output.writeFieldBegin('type', Thrift.Type.I32, 3);
> output.writeI32(this.type);
> output.writeFieldEnd();
> }
> {code}
>  
> It seems to be a bug, since I assume from the import that we would expect to use enums
instead of numbers. Perhaps this is intended, but if that's the case, could this be made
into a feature? The ability to know and display the enum string values instead of a number
is a game changer.



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