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Ptr in function parameter[in]

asked 2017-05-27 01:30:51 -0600

shawnysh gravatar image

Beginner Tutorial: Velodyne Sensor

public: virtual void Load(physics::ModelPtr _model, sdf::ElementPtr _sdf)
      // Just output a message for now
      std::cerr << "\nThe velodyne plugin is attach to model[" <<
        _model->GetName() << "]\n";

I am new to C++, i want to know more about the Ptr in function parameter[in], it can be seen everywhere.

Any gentle guide or hint would be appreciated.

Thanks for your kindness

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answered 2017-05-30 11:47:20 -0600

Carlos Agüero gravatar image

ModelPtr is a custom type declaration. Here, you can see the typedef and how ModelPtr is equivalent to boost::shared_ptr<Model>. In a nutshell, a ModelPtr is a shared pointer to a model object. Here's a quick tutorial about boost smart pointers.

An ElementPtr is also a custom type, another shared pointer to an sdf::Element. Here, you can see the typedef in SDFormat.

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Thanks for your helpful answers!

shawnysh gravatar imageshawnysh ( 2017-06-06 05:36:14 -0600 )edit
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