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Generic Pub / Sub; To and from JSON

asked 2018-12-17 16:57:00 -0500

prakash gravatar image

I am interested in subscribing to a set of topics, receiving messages and sending messages to topics. I have a generic subscription as void cb_generic(const std::string& _msg). The content of the string is protobuf binary message which I want to convert to JSON. Any suggestions or examples on how to accomplish this task? The steps I see are:

  1. Convert std::string to protobuf object
  2. Convert protobuf object to json.


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answered 2018-12-18 09:59:58 -0500

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The first step would require deserialization of the binary message into a protobuf structure. Then you could translate the deserialized message into json. There might be libraries that can do the conversion for you. I think protobuf3 has support for json, but I haven't used that capability yet.

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Thank you for taking the time to respond.

prakash gravatar imageprakash ( 2019-01-18 12:30:09 -0500 )edit
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