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Should I bother myself with roslisp?

asked 2015-04-08 13:12:15 -0500

mukhachev gravatar image

Hello. I am choosing whether or not to dive into roslisp. It seems that tutorials are quite obsolete right now. The quesion is for experienced users:

How good is lisp-ROS integration nowdays and where is it going? Will it be maintained in the future?

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answered 2015-04-09 07:08:04 -0500

gaya gravatar image

The code for roslisp is maintained and there are some people actively using it. But it is true that the tutorials are not properly taken care of... I'll look into it at some point in May.

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I've been trying to work out a simple ros hello world for a day but still gets nothing... can you provide some simple tutorial code that could work under catkin system? My email is , thanks in advance!

firstprayer gravatar image firstprayer  ( 2015-04-21 12:25:43 -0500 )edit

You can find the code for the tutorials here: The only thing you need to do to get them to run with the current roslisp version is to comment out all the add_lisp_executable lines in the two CMakeLists.txt files.

gaya gravatar image gaya  ( 2015-04-21 12:48:52 -0500 )edit

Right now in order to run the script with ros, I'm putting extra header to the lisp file as mentioned in , and put install(PROGRAMS src/beckon.lisp DESTINATION ${CATKIN_PACKAGE_BIN_DESTINATION} ) in the CMakeList.txt. But it can't work...

firstprayer gravatar image firstprayer  ( 2015-04-21 14:04:58 -0500 )edit

...saying ROSLISP does not designate any package

firstprayer gravatar image firstprayer  ( 2015-04-21 14:05:22 -0500 )edit

Yes, you're definitely doing something wrong, at least the install line seems suspicious. Please create a new question with proper examples of your CMakeLists and the executable script.

gaya gravatar image gaya  ( 2015-04-21 14:23:50 -0500 )edit I'd be very appreciated if you could have a look at it :)

firstprayer gravatar image firstprayer  ( 2015-04-21 18:36:56 -0500 )edit

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