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+// Protocol Buffers - Google's data interchange format
+// Copyright 2008 Google Inc. All rights reserved.
+// http://code.google.com/p/protobuf/
+//
+// Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without
+// modification, are permitted provided that the following conditions are
+// met:
+//
+// * Redistributions of source code must retain the above copyright
+// notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer.
+// * Redistributions in binary form must reproduce the above
+// copyright notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer
+// in the documentation and/or other materials provided with the
+// distribution.
+// * Neither the name of Google Inc. nor the names of its
+// contributors may be used to endorse or promote products derived from
+// this software without specific prior written permission.
+//
+// THIS SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED BY THE COPYRIGHT HOLDERS AND CONTRIBUTORS
+// "AS IS" AND ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT
+// LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR
+// A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ARE DISCLAIMED. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE COPYRIGHT
+// OWNER OR CONTRIBUTORS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL,
+// SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING, BUT NOT
+// LIMITED TO, PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES; LOSS OF USE,
+// DATA, OR PROFITS; OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) HOWEVER CAUSED AND ON ANY
+// THEORY OF LIABILITY, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, STRICT LIABILITY, OR TORT
+// (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE) ARISING IN ANY WAY OUT OF THE USE
+// OF THIS SOFTWARE, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE.
+
+// Author: kenton@google.com (Kenton Varda)
+//
+// WARNING: The plugin interface is currently EXPERIMENTAL and is subject to
+// change.
+//
+// protoc (aka the Protocol Compiler) can be extended via plugins. A plugin is
+// just a program that reads a CodeGeneratorRequest from stdin and writes a
+// CodeGeneratorResponse to stdout.
+//
+// Plugins written using C++ can use google/protobuf/compiler/plugin.h instead
+// of dealing with the raw protocol defined here.
+//
+// A plugin executable needs only to be placed somewhere in the path. The
+// plugin should be named "protoc-gen-$NAME", and will then be used when the
+// flag "--${NAME}_out" is passed to protoc.
+
+package google.protobuf.compiler;
+
+import "google/protobuf/descriptor.proto";
+
+// An encoded CodeGeneratorRequest is written to the plugin's stdin.
+message CodeGeneratorRequest {
+ // The .proto files that were explicitly listed on the command-line. The
+ // code generator should generate code only for these files. Each file's
+ // descriptor will be included in proto_file, below.
+ repeated string file_to_generate = 1;
+
+ // The generator parameter passed on the command-line.
+ optional string parameter = 2;
+
+ // FileDescriptorProtos for all files in files_to_generate and everything
+ // they import. The files will appear in topological order, so each file
+ // appears before any file that imports it.
+ //
+ // protoc guarantees that all proto_files will be written after
+ // the fields above, even though this is not technically guaranteed by the
+ // protobuf wire format. This theoretically could allow a plugin to stream
+ // in the FileDescriptorProtos and handle them one by one rather than read
+ // the entire set into memory at once. However, as of this writing, this
+ // is not similarly optimized on protoc's end -- it will store all fields in
+ // memory at once before sending them to the plugin.
+ repeated FileDescriptorProto proto_file = 15;
+}
+
+// The plugin writes an encoded CodeGeneratorResponse to stdout.
+message CodeGeneratorResponse {
+ // Error message. If non-empty, code generation failed. The plugin process
+ // should exit with status code zero even if it reports an error in this way.
+ //
+ // This should be used to indicate errors in .proto files which prevent the
+ // code generator from generating correct code. Errors which indicate a
+ // problem in protoc itself -- such as the input CodeGeneratorRequest being
+ // unparseable -- should be reported by writing a message to stderr and
+ // exiting with a non-zero status code.
+ optional string error = 1;
+
+ // Represents a single generated file.
+ message File {
+ // The file name, relative to the output directory. The name must not
+ // contain "." or ".." components and must be relative, not be absolute (so,
+ // the file cannot lie outside the output directory). "/" must be used as
+ // the path separator, not "\".
+ //
+ // If the name is omitted, the content will be appended to the previous
+ // file. This allows the generator to break large files into small chunks,
+ // and allows the generated text to be streamed back to protoc so that large
+ // files need not reside completely in memory at one time. Note that as of
+ // this writing protoc does not optimize for this -- it will read the entire
+ // CodeGeneratorResponse before writing files to disk.
+ optional string name = 1;
+
+ // If non-empty, indicates that the named file should already exist, and the
+ // content here is to be inserted into that file at a defined insertion
+ // point. This feature allows a code generator to extend the output
+ // produced by another code generator. The original generator may provide
+ // insertion points by placing special annotations in the file that look
+ // like:
+ // @@protoc_insertion_point(NAME)
+ // The annotation can have arbitrary text before and after it on the line,
+ // which allows it to be placed in a comment. NAME should be replaced with
+ // an identifier naming the point -- this is what other generators will use
+ // as the insertion_point. Code inserted at this point will be placed
+ // immediately above the line containing the insertion point (thus multiple
+ // insertions to the same point will come out in the order they were added).
+ // The double-@ is intended to make it unlikely that the generated code
+ // could contain things that look like insertion points by accident.
+ //
+ // For example, the C++ code generator places the following line in the
+ // .pb.h files that it generates:
+ // // @@protoc_insertion_point(namespace_scope)
+ // This line appears within the scope of the file's package namespace, but
+ // outside of any particular class. Another plugin can then specify the
+ // insertion_point "namespace_scope" to generate additional classes or
+ // other declarations that should be placed in this scope.
+ //
+ // Note that if the line containing the insertion point begins with
+ // whitespace, the same whitespace will be added to every line of the
+ // inserted text. This is useful for languages like Python, where
+ // indentation matters. In these languages, the insertion point comment
+ // should be indented the same amount as any inserted code will need to be
+ // in order to work correctly in that context.
+ //
+ // The code generator that generates the initial file and the one which
+ // inserts into it must both run as part of a single invocation of protoc.
+ // Code generators are executed in the order in which they appear on the
+ // command line.
+ //
+ // If |insertion_point| is present, |name| must also be present.
+ optional string insertion_point = 2;
+
+ // The file contents.
+ optional string content = 15;
+ }
+ repeated File file = 15;
+}

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