NOTE: This repository has not been maintained in over a year.
Development has continued in the official Apache Thrift repositories, with significant fixes in thrift-0.9.1 and even more changes in thrift-0.9.2.
I'm leaving the remainder of this README in place for personal record-keeping in case I get a chance to come back to thrift4go.
The contents of this repository were originally incorporated into Apache Thrift as of version 0.7 or commit revision 1072478.* However, unfortunately upstream development ceased and necessitated continued development here; thusly, these files have been rebased against Thrift revision 1362341 at http://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/thrift/tags/thrift-0.8.0.
This project will continued to be maintained for any further developments for Thrift for Go as needed (e.g., Go Version 1 compatibility).
Add this Git repository to your Thrift checkout. It will overwrite a few files to add options for Go.
Currently generates code for the following protocols:
- Binary Protocol (with test cases)
- Fast Binary Protocol (with test cases)
- Standard Thrift JSON Protocol (with test cases)
- A (custom) simple JSON Protocol (with test cases)
- Services (compiles and runs against Java, assumed to work elsewhere)
Tested on Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard) and Linux ca. 2010 derivatives.
Install build-essential, maven, libtool and autoconf. For a debian (derived) linux distribution run:
sudo apt-get install build-essential maven libtool autoconf
Get the master branch for thrift4go:
git clone https://github.com/pomack/thrift4go.git
Get the thrift-0.9.0.tar.gz and extract it:
wget -c https://dist.apache.org/repos/dist/release/thrift/0.9.0/thrift-0.9.0.tar.gz
tar xzvf thrift-0.9.0.tar.gz
Set environment variables (used by the script) and execute the merge script:
bash ./thrift4go/scripts/merge_and_build.sh -b
Configure and make thrift:
The compiler is located at thrift-0.9.0/compiler/cpp/thrift. Install the Go library.
ln -s $(pwd)/lib/go/src/thrift $GOPATH/src/thrift
go install thrift
A tutorial has been created in the thrift4go/tutorial/go/src directory.
To use this tutorial, run the following:
thrift -r --gen go <thrift_src_dir>/tutorial/tutorial.thrift
Build the files in the
gen-go directory using
go install as
Build the files in the
<thrift_src_dir>/tutorial/go directory with
go install as appropriate.
Run the server from
run the client from either
Make sure you specify the same protocol for both the server and client.
thrift --gen go <thrift_src_dir>/test/ThriftTest.thrift
This will create
gen-go/thrift/test/*.go and associated files/directories.
gen-go/thrift/test/ThriftTest.goshows a service and client base implementation with the associated interfaces and the ability to send/receive or serialize/deserialize as necessary.
ThriftTestClient is a client library designed to access the ThriftTest service. No changes would need to be made here.
ThriftTest/ThriftTest-remote.goand associated Makefile is also made available so you can access a remote service implementing the ThriftTest interface and see how the client side works under the covers. The command-line arguments use the custom JSON parser, so you can just pass in JSON strings as arguments when you need to populate a struct, which I find better than any other alternative.
ThriftTestProcessor implements the server side and you would want to implement the server handlers using
You just pass in your handler that implements the
IThriftTestinterface and make sure you import the appropriate package. Package directories/names are shown in the relevant Makefile.
One unique thing about Go is that to have a publicly available function/variable, the first letter has to be capitalized, so all exportable functions/variables have the first letter capitalized, but since the Thrift files normally don't, they assume any serialization uses the capitalization found in the Thrift interface definition file itself.
Patching into Mainline Thrift
This package is targeted to Thrift stable, which at the time of writing this,
is 0.8.0. Please give the
merge_and_build.sh script a run for more
information. It will perform the grungework of merging a local checkout of
Thrift stable and thrift4go.
GOROOT must be set to the directory that contains the
go binary when configuring thrift.
Areas for Future Assistance
Providing qualification tests that automatically build against Thrift stable as well as HEAD.
Improving idiomaticness of generated Thrift.
Generating Go interface code that would comply with