Today, if you try to use Google Protocol Buffers on App Engine, you’ll run into an error like this one:
The problem is that Google’s own App Engine apis also use the
Thankfully, there’s a simple way to fix this.
First, vendorize the library as you normally would.
I just ripped the
site-packages folder from a virtualenv into the application root:
Then, just add your google directory to the google namespace, and add your vendor directory to the system path. I used this bit of code:
That’s it! There’s no need for weird hacks.