Welcome to Software Development on Codidact!
Will you help us build our independent community of developers helping developers? We're small and trying to grow. We welcome questions about all aspects of software development, from design to code to QA and more. Got questions? Got answers? Got code you'd like someone to review? Please join us.
Any testimonials for any C++ units of measure library?
The question is about libraries that extend the data type system to ensure physically realistic computations. Think
std::chrono but for distance and mass and other things as well as for time. Instead of adding 2 and 3 to get five, you can add 2 kilometers and 3 meters to get 2003 meters. It's easy to find people who dislike using them, but are there success stories? My particular reservations are about learning curves. I'm in a shop with a smart but very small team that can't take a lot of time to figure out something like Boost Units. That leaves, by one estimate, about 3700 other libraries in the same space. If anyone's a satisfied user, which one did you integrate in your project, how did you pick it, and what problems should I look out for?