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asked 2013-05-15 00:38:40 -0500

Hunk gravatar image


in my code i define something like

class Sphere { ...
class Plane { ...

and defined a vector with different shape types.

Now i want to send this information as ROS message. Is it possible that i can define a message like

 shapes[] shapes

and shape could be plane or sphere?

Thank you for your help

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answered 2013-05-15 03:56:36 -0500

dornhege gravatar image

Simple answer: No

Longer answer: You could make a shape message that contains every possible shape. An example would be visualization_msgs/Marker that puts multiple shapes in one message.

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ok thank you, that was my first idea too.

Hunk gravatar image Hunk  ( 2013-05-15 05:54:29 -0500 )edit

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