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Is anyone using perl with ROS?

asked 2013-06-04 16:14:54 -0500

bcarroll gravatar image

I am very new to ROS...

I am much more familiar with perl than Python, but can't seem to find any information (perl modules, etc...) for interacting with ROS from perl. Is there a good reason for the lack of perl support (other than no one has done it yet)?

I have been read through the various documents (Technical Overview, TCPROS, Slave_API, etc...) but am having a little trouble understanding exactly what needs to be done to implement the perl code to interact with ROS.

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answered 2013-06-05 13:19:35 -0500

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Mostly, there are no Perl bindings because no one has done it, and it's kind of a lot of work; you have to implement the XMLRPC node API, service clients and servers, topics, and message generation.

I knew Perl and C++ when I started working with ROS, and I picked up enough python to work with ROS fairly quickly.

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