[ros-users] How to get copy of message using MessageEvent callback?

Josh Faust jfaust at willowgarage.com
Mon Oct 25 17:23:15 UTC 2010

On Mon, Oct 25, 2010 at 10:17 AM, Patrick Bouffard <
bouffard at eecs.berkeley.edu> wrote:

> Also a related question: if the MessageEvent style callback is used,
> does (or can) this defer deserialization until getMessage is called,
> or skip it altogether (by never calling getMessage)? If not is there a
> way to keep a subscriber active, and a callback called when messages
> are received, but to not deserialize them? It seems like, e.g.,
> ShapeShifter from topic_tools might do the trick--however it doesn't
> appear to be documented, is the API stable?
MessageEvent does not, something like ShapeShifter is the way to go at this
point.  I don't know if ShapeShifter itself is considered public API at this

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