[ros-users] RFC: warning for (lacking) queue_size for python publishers in Indigo?

Jack O'Quin jack.oquin at gmail.com
Fri Mar 7 16:33:09 UTC 2014

On Thu, Mar 6, 2014 at 3:20 AM, Paul Mathieu
<paul.mathieu at pal-robotics.com>wrote:

>> So back to my earlier question - is setting a queue size expensive in the
>> python implementation? If there isn't a technical weakness there, then I'm
>> all for a) warnings and a migration point sometime in the future - it
>> wouldn't be very costly to mechanically search and destroy all
>> rospy.Publisher instances in a ros workspace.
> I agree with Daniel. Changing the default will break existing code, but if
> the default is undesirable in a non-negligible amount of cases, then it
> should be changed.
> I would be in favor for a warning in Indigo, and a change of behavior in
> J-turtle.

+1 for agreement with Daniel and Paul.

For a long time I made an intuitive assumption that rospy worked similarly
to roscpp. Having used rospy more lately, I now realize that was wrong.
But, I still think similar behavior is desirable.
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