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Software engineering, dependencies and C++ library Abseil


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Dear ROS users,

I wanted to share with the community a very inspiring video that I saw recently.

If you care about software quality in large projects, you will not regret spending 1 hour of your life watching this.
I believe that the issue of dependencies is particularly relevant in the context of ROS, where it is the norm to reuse libraries developed by other people in the community.

Furthermore, they announced a utility library that is incredibly useful.

https://github.com/abseil/

I am planning to build a catkinized version over the weekend to make it easily available to others.
I took a look at it and it seems to be an extremely valuable addition to any programmer toolkit. I believe it should be considered by anyone writing new code or refactoring old one.

Cheers.

Davide