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Use of --symlink-install

asked 2018-07-03 07:24:25 -0500

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When we use --symlink-install for a build, that means the changes made in the source files would be reflected in the install files automatically ? Is this correct ?

If I change a source code in the source directory and save and run the node using ROS2 run command, would it be reflected ?

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Related #q296083

tfoote gravatar image tfoote  ( 2018-07-03 11:12:40 -0500 )edit

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answered 2018-07-03 11:15:37 -0500

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Generally yes, but that's only true for interpreted languages. Compiled languages need to be recompiled to take effect.

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yes, I meant python for example.

aks gravatar image aks  ( 2018-07-04 08:47:27 -0500 )edit

Just make it more clear for future people, --symlink-install applies for languages such as Python, but not for languages such as C++.

Hongbo Miao gravatar image Hongbo Miao  ( 2022-12-24 17:09:36 -0500 )edit

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