|This directory contains example code that uses Protocol Buffers to manage an
|address book. Two programs are provided, each with three different
|implementations, one written in each of C++, Java, and Python. The add_person
|example adds a new person to an address book, prompting the user to input
|the person's information. The list_people example lists people already in the
|address book. The examples use the exact same format in all three languages,
|so you can, for example, use add_person_java to create an address book and then
|use list_people_python to read it.
|You must install the protobuf package before you can build these.
|To build all the examples (on a unix-like system), simply run "make". This
|creates the following executable files in the current directory:
| add_person_cpp list_people_cpp
| add_person_java list_people_java
| add_person_python list_people_python
|If you only want to compile examples in one language, use "make cpp"*,
|"make java", or "make python".
|All of these programs simply take an address book file as their parameter.
|The add_person programs will create the file if it doesn't already exist.
|These examples are part of the Protocol Buffers tutorial, located at:
|* Note that on some platforms you may have to edit the Makefile and remove
|"-lpthread" from the linker commands (perhaps replacing it with something else).
|We didn't do this automatically because we wanted to keep the example simple.