Abstract Libraries

We live in this interesting world with lots of fancy sensors and do-dads. Many of these things use microcontrollers, which are tiny computers designed often for a wide range of basic tasks, like counting, storing values, moving information, etc etc, and many of these programs use 'libraries'. A library is a bunch of generic programs which usually consist of helper functions that make a programmer's life much much easier. However, sometimes you are using the MAX31865 library and you find little gems like the above, where the programmer had to figure out the roots of some large polynomial which described the temperature dependence of a RTD element and put all of that in a helper func...

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