Python 3 type hinted protobuf binding generator
This is a library to generate type-hinted protocol buffer bindings. This tool solves two main issues with the original Google cproto compiler python output:
- cproto does not support exporting the code with the package roots that are different from what had been supplied by the original .proto file authors, therefore expecting the protocol users to sed through the code (see issues 881 and 1491).
- It builds the interfaces at run time, therefore disallowing one from using the static type checkers and disabling the auto-complete in your favourite IDE.
This example is usable for building a fully-functional etcd3 client in python. Otherwise see tests.
Let’s start by cloning the repositories containing the necessary .proto files to be compiled. Etcd3 references files from several protobuf libraries, so we are going to need all of them.
mkdir pb-includes # etcd references it's own .proto files against the root of their own repository, so the doubling here is intended git clone https://github.com/coreos/etcd.git ./pb-includes/etcd/etcd git clone https://github.com/grpc-ecosystem/grpc-gateway.git ./pb-includes/grpc-gateway git clone https://github.com/gogo/protobuf.git ./pb-includes/protobuf
Now, let’s actually generate the files.
from protobuf_gen import remap, wrap # all of the _pb2 modules will now be importable through `etcd3py.pb_mods.*` # for example a module "google/api/http.proto" will be available as "etcd3py.pb_mods.google.api.http_pb2" remap( # the working directory is given as the parent directory of the package folder (etcd3py in this case). '.', 'etcd3py.pb_mods, # .proto include directories [ './pb-includes/grpc-gateway/third_party/googleapis', './pb-includes/etcd', './pb-includes/protobuf', ], # .proto files to be included in the distribution [ 'etcd/etcdserver/etcdserverpb/rpc.proto', 'etcd/mvcc/mvccpb/kv.proto', 'etcd/auth/authpb/auth.proto', 'google/api/annotations.proto', 'gogoproto/gogo.proto', 'google/api/http.proto', ] )