Options related to the Protobuf Python backend.

See Protobuf and gRPC.

Backend: pants.backend.codegen.protobuf.python
Config section: [python-protobuf]

Basic options


default: False

Use the mypy-protobuf plugin ( to also generate .pyi type stubs.

Advanced options


default: True

If True, will add a dependency on a python_requirement target exposing the protobuf module (usually from the protobuf requirement). If the protobuf_source target sets grpc=True, will also add a dependency on the python_requirement target exposing the grpcio module.

If [python].enable_resolves is set, Pants will only infer dependencies on python_requirement targets that use the same resolve as the particular protobuf_source / protobuf_sources target uses, which is set via its python_resolve field.

Unless this option is disabled, Pants will error if no relevant target is found or if more than one is found which causes ambiguity.

Deprecated options