Thrift library?

Andre Garzia andre at
Mon Oct 6 16:53:21 EDT 2008


I am also using Evernote, I have it on all my computers and my iPhone.
I checked the Thrift Wiki and found no information on how to generate
your own language. It may be easier to parse the Thrifit IDL file from
Revolution and generate the code than add the necessary bits to the
Thrift own code base to generate Revolution code.

I wish we could create externals from other languages, like python or ruby.


On Mon, Oct 6, 2008 at 3:02 PM, Trevor DeVore <lists at> wrote:
> On Oct 6, 2008, at 11:16 AM, Andre Garzia wrote:
>> that appears very nice. I'd like to have it too. I've though about
>> building a WSDL parser but this appears much cooler. We can use the
>> new 3.0 arrays for the data models.
> Hey Andre,
> Yes, it seems like a nice framework but I was hoping that I wouldn't have to
> write it from scratch :-)
> Thrift looks interesting in that it generates all of the source code for a
> language based on the Thrift file. You can create a Thrift definition file
> and then Thrift generates the source code required for interacting with your
> web service for a number of languages.
> The problem is that if your language isn't supported then it is kind of a
> pain. For example Evernote uses Thrift for their API so all of the required
> source code for interacting with their API is provided in C++, Ruby, Python,
> C#, PHP, etc. Since Revolution isn't included I have to find/write a Thrift
> library and then recreate the auto generated code (based on PHP or C for
> example) by hand.
> If no libraries exist already I'm thinking of trying to throw together a
> Revolution version based off the PHP version. The other route would be an
> external wrapped around the C++ Thrift code. There is a PHP extension but if
> your server doesn't have it installed then the code falls back to a pure PHP
> version.
> Regards,
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> Trevor DeVore
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