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For URDF files what alternatives to xml are there?

asked 2016-05-03 17:43:02 -0600

hauptmech gravatar image

updated 2016-05-03 18:03:22 -0600

I find that working directly with XML is unpleasant at best. What alternatives exist for creating URDF files either graphically or otherwise?

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answered 2016-05-03 17:52:02 -0600

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I tried using python as a data description language for URDF's and it seems to work well. Less verbose and easier to read than xml. There is the added benifit that one does not need to use a preprocessor like xacro since the full capability of python is available.

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There is an ongoing discussion about this on the new mailing list: , and it's been discussed on the ros-users mailing list in the past.

ahendrix gravatar image ahendrix  ( 2016-05-04 01:32:35 -0600 )edit

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