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adding extra tags in xml launch files

asked 2011-05-21 19:27:43 -0500

we would like to add extra tags no supported by roslaunch to the launch xml files. these tags contain metadata that are very particular to the launch file, but do not fit into any of the current tag settings.

currently we get a warning when we do this:

WARNING: unrecognized tag

however it is not clear what internal error flags roslaunch sets for this launch file, and wanted to make sure that such a feature is supported.

thank you,

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answered 2011-05-31 04:55:02 -0500

kwc gravatar image

This feature isn't supported. I would use formatted comment markup, which is more the javadoc/doxygen/epydoc approach.

We could potentially support a generic metadata tag (filed as a feature request ticket); I wouldn't want to have arbitrary tag support as roslaunch is about have a clear model of the system launch.

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answered 2011-05-31 05:00:18 -0500

Having a generic metadata tag would help a lot, it would be sort of like the <export> tag in manifest.xml files. where would you like for me to file the ticket?

thanks!

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kwc gravatar image kwc  ( 2011-05-31 05:08:08 -0500 )edit
we updated the ticket with why we think this feature is valuable: https://code.ros.org/trac/ros/ticket/3515
Rosen Diankov gravatar image Rosen Diankov  ( 2011-12-05 16:22:44 -0500 )edit

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