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

Patrick Bouffard bouffard at eecs.berkeley.edu
Mon Oct 25 18:00:10 UTC 2010

On Mon, Oct 25, 2010 at 10:51 AM, Josh Faust <jfaust at willowgarage.com> wrote:
> You have two sets of errors there, one of which is unrelated to the
> MessageEvent.  Did you maybe fix one problem but not the other?

Yes, the second error I think is because I'm trying to assign a
control_mode_statusConstPtr& to a control_mode_status. Which brings up
another question, and this may just be my inexperience with C++ but,
how can I get a (copy of) the control_mode_status message itself to
assign to my data member?

> And, just to be sure, did you try:
> const control_mode_statusConstPtr& msg = event.getMessage();
> ?


> In a quick test, both:
> void chatterCallback(const ros::MessageEvent<std_msgs::String const>& evt)
> {
>   const std_msgs::StringConstPtr msg = evt.getMessage();
>   ROS_INFO("I heard: [%s]", msg->data.c_str());
> }
> and
> void chatterCallback(const ros::MessageEvent<std_msgs::String>& evt)
> {
>   const std_msgs::StringPtr msg = evt.getMessage();
>   ROS_INFO("I heard: [%s]", msg->data.c_str());
> }
> work fine.

But what about:

const std_msgs::StringConstPtr& msg = event.getMessage();

(note the &), as in the example in the docs? Is it a typo?


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