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Protobufs just reinvented JSON

June 7, 2016

I’m not a super big fan of protocol buffers, but that is neither here nor there. With the new protocol buffer release, you can now completely reproduce JSON in protocol buffers with proto maps:

message JSON {
  oneof value {
    int64 i = 1;
    double f = 2;
    string s = 3;
    JSON_List l = 4;
    JSON_Map m = 5;

message JSON_Map {
  map<string, JSON> m = 1;

message JSON_List {
  repeated JSON val = 1;

I can’t imagine why on earth you would want to do that, but I’m amused that you can.


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