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Great question. I assumed when I looked at the RCL or RCLCPP API I'd find something direct to point you to, I was wrong. That sounds like a fabulous feature request for RCL if we are correct that there is indeed no straightforward way to determine that from C++.

Otherwise, there are other ways to easily find this information. In particular, when you set an RMW, you set the environmental variable of RMW_IMPLEMENTATION to the value. That should give you which implementation is in the environment.

I agree however that it would make alot of sense to get a "what is being used currently" rather than a "what is being set to use" in case of some failure or if the environment changed since launch.