Draft Paper on F# Active Patterns

I’m glad to announce the availability of a draft paper on F# Active Patterns, co-authored with James Margetson and Gregory Neverov.  I’ve included the draft as an attachment to this post. In the paper we cover How we combine total, partial and parameterized active patterns in one unified mechanism Examples of using active patterns to…

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Detailed Release notes for 1.9.1.8

Detailed Release Notes for release 1.9.18 of the F# Compiler and Tools.   http://research.microsoft.com/research/downloads/details/b46c7032-149c-4da3-a027-7768210a158d/details.aspx [ Note: we’ve had one report of an installation issue on Windows XP, and one on Windows Vista. If you have a problem try installing the VC runtime libraries http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=32BC1BEE-A3F9-4C13-9C99-220B62A191EE&displaylang=enPlease let us know if you have problems, by emailing us at “fsbugs at microsoft…

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F# 1.9.1.8 Released!

[ Note: An update to this release has been announced: see version 1.9.1.9 at http://blogs.msdn.com/dsyme/archive/2007/05/06/f-1-9-1-9-available-currently-msi-only-includes-overloaded-numeric-conversion-functions-and-checked-arithmetic.aspx ] I am very pleased to announce that F# 1.9.1 is now available for download. This is a major release for us, a first step toward F# 2.0, and incorporating two exiciting new features: Active Patterns and Implicit Class Construction. The…

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F# and Scala in Lovely Lausanne

A quick update to my last posts: F# 1.9.1 is undergoing a few minor updates as we take on some excellent feedback from our users inside Microsoft. In the meantime, I’ve headed to EPFL in Lausanne to spend 3 weeks skiing visiting the Scala team. I’ve known Martin Odersky, the designer of Scala, for some time…

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For Jim Huddleston

In my email I have had hundreds of messages over the last year from Jim Huddleston, the editor at Apress who initiated the two F# books currently in the works. Jim passed away last Sunday. Although I never met Jim face to face we had become close friends through our work together, and this is a great loss…

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F# 1.9 almost ready!

In 2 hours I’m flying off to TechFest 2007 in Redmond. This really is one of the highlights of the year for me – an astounding trade show of some of the best the computer research world has to offer. James Margetson, myself and other members of the F# community will be presenting a booth on…

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Mary J Foley on F#

Mary J Foley has a nice article on F# at RedmondDeveloper. Dominic Cooney was one of the people interviewed: At the moment, the F# project garnering most of Cooney’s attention is the compiler for a research language, known as GPSL, which is a concurrent language with direct support for Web services and embedded XML query, he…

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