all: refactor extensions, add proto.GetExtension etc.

Change protoiface.ExtensionDescV1 to implement protoreflect.ExtensionType.

ExtensionDescV1's Name field conflicts with the Descriptor Name method,
so change the protoreflect.{Message,Enum,Extension}Type types to no
longer implement the corresponding Descriptor interface. This also leads
to a clearer distinction between the two types.

Introduce a protoreflect.ExtensionTypeDescriptor type which bridges
between ExtensionType and ExtensionDescriptor.

Add extension accessor functions to the proto package:
proto.{Has,Clear,Get,Set}Extension. These functions take a
protoreflect.ExtensionType parameter, which allows writing the
same function call using either the old or new API:

  proto.GetExtension(message, somepb.E_ExtensionFoo)

Fixes golang/protobuf#908

Change-Id: Ibc65d12a46666297849114fd3aefbc4a597d9f08
Reviewed-by: Joe Tsai <>
35 files changed
tree: a80f27fd33547a1babe7bb6e02dfb0dc83f6a434
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  13. go.mod
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  16. internal/
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Next Generation Go Protocol Buffers

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