Latest 3.0.0-beta-3.1
License New BSD
Platforms ios 7.1, osx 10.9

Protocol Buffers – Google’s data interchange format

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Protocol Buffers (a.k.a., protobuf) are Google’s language-neutral,
platform-neutral, extensible mechanism for serializing structured data. You
can find protobuf’s documentation on the Google Developers site.

This README file contains protobuf installation instructions. To install
protobuf, you need to install the protocol compiler (used to compile .proto
files) and the protobuf runtime for your chosen programming language.

Protocol Compiler Installation

The protocol compiler is written in C++. If you are using C++, please follow
the C++ Installation Instructions to install protoc along
with the C++ runtime.

For non-C++ users, the simplest way to install the protocol compiler is to
download a pre-built binary from our release page:

In the downloads section of each release, you can find pre-built binaries in
zip packages: protoc-$VERSION-$ It contains the protoc binary
as well as a set of standard .proto files distributed along with protobuf.

If you are looking for an old version that is not available in the release
page, check out the maven repo here:

These pre-built binaries are only provided for released versions. If you want
to use the github master version at HEAD, or you need to modify protobuf code,
or you are using C++, it’s recommended to build your own protoc binary from

If you would like to build protoc binary from source, see the C++ Installation

Protobuf Runtime Installation

Protobuf supports several different programming languages. For each programming
language, you can find instructions in the corresponding source directory about
how to install protobuf runtime for that specific language:

Language Source
C++ (include C++ runtime and protoc) src
Java java
Python python
Objective-C objectivec
C# csharp
JavaNano javanano
JavaScript js
Ruby ruby
Go golang/protobuf


The complete documentation for Protocol Buffers is available via the
web at:

Latest podspec

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    "summary": "Protocol Buffers v.3 runtime library for Objective-C. v.2 is C++ language.",
    "description": "        Protocol buffers are Google's language-neutral, platform-neutral, n        extensible mechanism for serializing structured data u2013 think XML, but n        smaller, faster, and simpler.nn        Produces a stand-alone build of the Google Protocol Buffer library forn        use in iOS applications. Xcode 5 is required to build protobuf from  source.n        A copy of the protoc compiler is also built and placed in the Pods/GoogleProtobufn        folder. It may be used in a custom build rule to generate C++ files based on the n        .proto files.n",
    "homepage": "",
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    "requires_arc": false,
    "prepare_command": "mkdir haha"

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