An effort to bring frinklang.org UoMs into F# ecosystem (by avestura)

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  • Frink is a programming language designed to make physical calculations simple
    6 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 3 Nov 2023
    I came across this repo where someone actually took the time to convert Frink's unit data to F# (which also supports units of measure) and I got to wondering if Frink's inspired it.


    BTW, I'd love to see more mainstream languages consider features like units of measure. I understand the tech-debt it would likely-incur, but I think it would be a fun mental exercise to really go through the different languages and ask how one might add units of measure.

    For example, in F#, the units are erased when they're compiled, so there is no runtime support for units. But I could imagine a dynamic/weaker typed language implementing it with runtime support where units are implemented like atomic symbols that are paired with numbers. Maybe each compound unit could be represented with a unique symbol that's created at runtime.

    Personally, I don't think languages explore enough with interesting literals. Combining units with non-numeric types like strings might make interpolation a little more interesting.


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