[ros-users] sensor_msgs Low Cost/Android review

Lorenz Mösenlechner moesenle at in.tum.de
Tue Nov 13 16:03:09 UTC 2012

+1 Brian

On Tue, Nov 13, 2012 at 5:01 PM, Brian Gerkey <gerkey at osrfoundation.org> wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 13, 2012 at 7:45 AM, Advait Jain <advaitjain at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I agree with Shaun.
>> My personal preference is for the message name to reflect the message data
>> type as opposed to what the message is used for.
>> The topic name can then tell us whether the message is being used for
>> humidity or pressure.
> While that approach can make it easier to develop certain tools, it
> runs contrary to what we've been trying to do with standard message
> formats.  The message definition tells you as much about the semantics
> of the data as it does about the syntax.  I think that we're better
> off using semantically typed messages wherever possible.
>     brian.
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