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Message encoding

asked 2012-07-10 08:32:55 -0600

Neal gravatar image

Is there any documentation about how ROS serializes/encodes messages over a network? E.g. is it some binary format? XML? etc.

I don't have an install of ROS handy so I'd rather not have to set it up and run Wireshark or something. Thanks for any help!

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answered 2012-07-10 10:07:26 -0600

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updated 2012-07-10 10:35:01 -0600

The ROS/Connection Header page should contain some of the information you're after.

Edit (I was curious as well): How to know where the next variable begins in a serialized message? seems related.

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Thanks, exactly what I was looking for.

Neal gravatar image Neal  ( 2012-07-10 10:43:22 -0600 )edit

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