Populating protobuf fields in C++

In a codebase I see some protobuf definition as

message Foo {
repeated FooData foo_data = 1;

Later on these protobufs are used in a C++ method in the following way

auto& bar = *protobuf_foo.add_foo_data();

but I don’t see add_foo_data() defined anywhere. Is this a protobuf property that prepending add_ and adding parentheses at the end is some sort of reserved syntax?

>Solution :

This method comes from c++ code generated from protobuf definitions.


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