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Jump to error using rosmake and Emacs

asked 2013-06-10 22:08:07 -0600

The Martin gravatar image

updated 2013-06-11 14:39:59 -0600

joq gravatar image

Hi all!

I'm just getting started working with ROS. My usual workflow is to edit code in Emacs, and compile from Emacs. Then I can jump to errors in the code by pressing C-x`. However, when using rosmake, this doesn't work.

What is the best way to integrate rosmake with Emacs? I tried installing rosemacs, but that mode seems to have no support for compiling, but rather browsing ros nodes, etc.

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answered 2013-06-11 14:39:06 -0600

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I generally run M-x compile and replace the "make -k" in the minibuffer with:

 cd ../..; rosmake

From then on it will remember your last compile command, and C-x ` works as usual.

You need to use the right number of ".." references to reach the top of your package. Rosmake does not work from a subordinate directory.

I'd love to hear a more elegant solution, but that works OK for me.

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answered 2013-06-11 19:24:44 -0600

The Martin gravatar image

Aha! "cd.." was the trick. Thanks.

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