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get ros2 version in C++

asked 2019-11-01 16:46:52 -0600

galou gravatar image

Are there any #define to know which version of ROS2 I'm using in C++ source?

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answered 2019-11-02 23:26:47 -0600

Dirk Thomas gravatar image

There are no defines in C/C++ out of the box.

That being said if your package depends on ros_environment the following environment variables are set: ROS_VERSION (which is either 1 or 2), ROS_DISTRO (e.g. dashing or melodic), etc.

You can use either to set compiler definitions in your package to be used in conditionals.

If you need more fine grain control you can also use the exact version number of each dependency (e.g. https://github.com/ros2/rmw_cyclonedd...).

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