Problems with Examples

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Peter Friess

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May 22, 2023, 7:57:08 AM5/22/23
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Hi All,

I am new to Ceres-Solver. I sucessfully installed it yesterday (version  2.1.0) via VCpkg for windows x64. I use VC 2022 Community.

Today, I wanted to compile the examples. I started with helloworld.cc and got immediately problems. I did not compile. I got e.g. the message:

error C4996: 'ceres::LocalParameterization': LocalParameterizations will be removed from the Ceres Solver API in version 2.2.0. Use Manifolds instead.

Well, LocalParameterizations is used internally by ceres. So, how can I make the official examples compile?

Hope someone can help.
Regards,
Peter
 

Sameer Agarwal

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May 22, 2023, 9:19:15 AM5/22/23
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Peter,
2.1.0 is a transition release. You may need to pass a compiler option to ignore this warning. It is just a warning, it does not prevent the code from working. 
You are also welcome to use Ceres Solver at head which does not have this warning or LocalParameterization anymore.

Sameer


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Peter Friess

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May 23, 2023, 5:41:01 AM5/23/23
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Sameer,

Thanks for the quick resonse. However, even if I tell the compiler to ignore this warning, I still get tons of error messages when compiling helloworld.cc. See below.

No clue what I do wrong here, as I haven't written a single lineof code myself. Help is appreciated.

Peter


Build started...
1>------ Build started: Project: CeresSolver, Configuration: Release x64 ------
1>helloworld.cc
1>C:\Work\5 Software Development\Vcpkg\installed\x64-windows\include\ceres\local_parameterization.h(343,16): error C2589: '(': illegal token on right side of '::'
1>C:\Work\5 Software Development\Vcpkg\installed\x64-windows\include\ceres\local_parameterization.h(325,3): message : This diagnostic occurred in the compiler generated function 'ceres::ProductParameterization::ProductParameterization(LocalParams *...)'
1>C:\Work\5 Software Development\Vcpkg\installed\x64-windows\include\ceres\local_parameterization.h(343,16): error C3878: syntax error: unexpected token '(' following 'expression'
1>C:\Work\5 Software Development\Vcpkg\installed\x64-windows\include\ceres\local_parameterization.h(325,3): message : This diagnostic occurred in the compiler generated function 'ceres::ProductParameterization::ProductParameterization(LocalParams *...)'
1>C:\Work\5 Software Development\Vcpkg\installed\x64-windows\include\ceres\local_parameterization.h(343,16): message : error recovery skipped: '( ( identifier'
1>C:\Work\5 Software Development\Vcpkg\installed\x64-windows\include\ceres\local_parameterization.h(325,3): message : This diagnostic occurred in the compiler generated function 'ceres::ProductParameterization::ProductParameterization(LocalParams *...)'
1>C:\Work\5 Software Development\Vcpkg\installed\x64-windows\include\ceres\local_parameterization.h(343,16): error C2760: syntax error: ')' was unexpected here; expected ';'
1>C:\Work\5 Software Development\Vcpkg\installed\x64-windows\include\ceres\local_parameterization.h(325,3): message : This diagnostic occurred in the compiler generated function 'ceres::ProductParameterization::ProductParameterization(LocalParams *...)'
1>C:\Work\5 Software Development\Vcpkg\installed\x64-windows\include\ceres\local_parameterization.h(343,16): error C3878: syntax error: unexpected token ')' following 'expression_statement'
1>C:\Work\5 Software Development\Vcpkg\installed\x64-windows\include\ceres\local_parameterization.h(325,3): message : This diagnostic occurred in the compiler generated function 'ceres::ProductParameterization::ProductParameterization(LocalParams *...)'
1>C:\Work\5 Software Development\Vcpkg\installed\x64-windows\include\ceres\local_parameterization.h(343,16): message : error recovery skipped: ') >'
1>C:\Work\5 Software Development\Vcpkg\installed\x64-windows\include\ceres\local_parameterization.h(325,3): message : This diagnostic occurred in the compiler generated function 'ceres::ProductParameterization::ProductParameterization(LocalParams *...)'
1>C:\Work\5 Software Development\Vcpkg\installed\x64-windows\include\ceres\local_parameterization.h(343,16): message : error recovery skipped: ') ?'
1>C:\Work\5 Software Development\Vcpkg\installed\x64-windows\include\ceres\local_parameterization.h(325,3): message : This diagnostic occurred in the compiler generated function 'ceres::ProductParameterization::ProductParameterization(LocalParams *...)'
1>C:\Work\5 Software Development\Vcpkg\installed\x64-windows\include\ceres\local_parameterization.h(343,16): error C2760: syntax error: ':' was unexpected here; expected ';'
1>C:\Work\5 Software Development\Vcpkg\installed\x64-windows\include\ceres\local_parameterization.h(325,3): message : This diagnostic occurred in the compiler generated function 'ceres::ProductParameterization::ProductParameterization(LocalParams *...)'
1>C:\Work\5 Software Development\Vcpkg\installed\x64-windows\include\ceres\local_parameterization.h(343,16): error C3878: syntax error: unexpected token ':' following 'expression_statement'
1>C:\Work\5 Software Development\Vcpkg\installed\x64-windows\include\ceres\local_parameterization.h(325,3): message : This diagnostic occurred in the compiler generated function 'ceres::ProductParameterization::ProductParameterization(LocalParams *...)'
1>C:\Work\5 Software Development\Vcpkg\installed\x64-windows\include\ceres\local_parameterization.h(343,16): message : error recovery skipped: ':'
1>C:\Work\5 Software Development\Vcpkg\installed\x64-windows\include\ceres\local_parameterization.h(325,3): message : This diagnostic occurred in the compiler generated function 'ceres::ProductParameterization::ProductParameterization(LocalParams *...)'
1>C:\Work\5 Software Development\Vcpkg\installed\x64-windows\include\ceres\local_parameterization.h(343,16): message : error recovery skipped: ')'
1>C:\Work\5 Software Development\Vcpkg\installed\x64-windows\include\ceres\local_parameterization.h(325,3): message : This diagnostic occurred in the compiler generated function 'ceres::ProductParameterization::ProductParameterization(LocalParams *...)'
1>C:\Work\5 Software Development\Vcpkg\installed\x64-windows\include\ceres\gradient_problem_solver.h(255,37): warning C4251: 'ceres::GradientProblemSolver::Options::callbacks': class 'std::vector<ceres::IterationCallback *,std::allocator<ceres::IterationCallback *>>' needs to have dll-interface to be used by clients of struct 'ceres::GradientProblemSolver::Options'
1>C:\Work\5 Software Development\Vcpkg\installed\x64-windows\include\ceres\gradient_problem_solver.h(255,10): message : see declaration of 'std::vector<ceres::IterationCallback *,std::allocator<ceres::IterationCallback *>>'
1>C:\Work\5 Software Development\Vcpkg\installed\x64-windows\include\ceres\gradient_problem_solver.h(273,17): warning C4251: 'ceres::GradientProblemSolver::Summary::message': class 'std::basic_string<char,std::char_traits<char>,std::allocator<char>>' needs to have dll-interface to be used by clients of struct 'ceres::GradientProblemSolver::Summary'
1>C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio\2022\Community\VC\Tools\MSVC\14.36.32532\include\xstring(5155,29): message : see declaration of 'std::basic_string<char,std::char_traits<char>,std::allocator<char>>'
1>C:\Work\5 Software Development\Vcpkg\installed\x64-windows\include\ceres\gradient_problem_solver.h(284,35): warning C4251: 'ceres::GradientProblemSolver::Summary::iterations': class 'std::vector<ceres::IterationSummary,std::allocator<ceres::IterationSummary>>' needs to have dll-interface to be used by clients of struct 'ceres::GradientProblemSolver::Summary'
1>C:\Work\5 Software Development\Vcpkg\installed\x64-windows\include\ceres\gradient_problem_solver.h(284,10): message : see declaration of 'std::vector<ceres::IterationSummary,std::allocator<ceres::IterationSummary>>'
1>Done building project "CeresSolver.vcxproj" -- FAILED.
========== Build: 0 succeeded, 1 failed, 0 up-to-date, 0 skipped ==========
========== Build started at 11:37 AM and took 03.283 seconds ==========

Sameer Agarwal

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May 24, 2023, 9:28:41 AM5/24/23
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I think it is this problem, because min and max are macros in msvc.

I remember Sergiu fixing a bunch of this stuff before the 2.1.0 release last year. But maybe we missed a few cases?

Sameer


Sameer Agarwal

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May 24, 2023, 9:31:01 AM5/24/23
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+Sergiu Deitsch should have a suggestion on how to deal with this (I do not use msvc).

Alex

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May 26, 2023, 10:42:19 AM5/26/23
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I faced the same issue trying to build a sample '/examples/helloworld.cc' when I installed ceres-solver via vcpkg recently. Defining NOMINMAX has resolved the issue, the 'helloword' was compiled successfully, and it runs smoothly.

 Sameer, thank you for this hint! 

Alex

#define NOMINMAX
#define GLOG_NO_ABBREVIATED_SEVERITIES
#define CERES_MSVC_USE_UNDERSCORE_PREFIXED_BESSEL_FUNCTIONS
#pragma warning(disable: 4996)

#include "ceres/ceres.h"
#include "glog/logging.h"


Sergiu Deitsch

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May 27, 2023, 2:48:57 PM5/27/23
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Unless you are compiling Ceres sources outside of its CMake workspace, setting the macro should not be necessary; we already define NOMINMAX at the project level: https://github.com/ceres-solver/ceres-solver/blob/bdee4d6172b940c9c2b46dda863baec0e6fc3308/CMakeLists.txt#L641-L648. However, since local_parameterization.h is a public header, the min/max macro expansion issue will persist. This can be avoided either by defining NOMINMAX in your own project or by suppressing macro expansion of remaining min/max occurrences. I probably missed/ignored those because the corresponding interface was scheduled to be removed (and in fact no longer exists.)

Sergiu

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