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I need to write a C++ class containing message_filters as members.

In the ROS Wiki they are declared in this way:

message_filters::Subscriber<std_msgs::UInt32> sub(nh, "my_topic", 1);

while for using them in a class I found that this could be a way:

class DBCreator
    ros::NodeHandle nh_;
    message_filters::Subscriber<capygroovy::Ticks> ticks_sub_;
        ticks_sub_ = nh_.subscribe("/ticks",1,&DBCreator::ticksCallback,this);

but I get this error:

/opt/ros/groovy/include/message_filters/subscriber.h:96: note: no known conversion for argument 1 from ‘ros::Subscriber’ to 'const message_filters::Subscriber< capygroovy::Ticks_< std::allocator < void > > >&'

that is, ticks_sub_ should be a ros::Subscriber object.

I'm not very familiar with this topic so I'd be glad if someone could help me understand how to initialize this object inside the class!!!


Originally posted by schizzz8 on ROS Answers with karma: 183 on 2014-06-08

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Instead of using the default subscriber created from a ros NodeHandle, you should be creating message_filters::Subscriber instances as described in the C++ example on the wiki.

In your case, this could look like:

DBCreator() {
    ticks_sub_ = message_filters::Subscriber<capygroovy::Ticks>(nh_, "/ticks", 1);

Or you can use the C++ member initializer syntax:

DBCreator() : ticks_sub_(nh_, "/ticks", 1) {

Originally posted by ahendrix with karma: 47576 on 2014-06-08

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Comment by schizzz8 on 2014-06-09:
The first example doesn't work, but the second does and I also prefer it. Thanks a lot for your help!!!


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