F# PowerPack May 2010 – now for Silverlight

Today we release a new version of F# PowerPack – an open-source collection of libraries and tools for use with F# programming language provided by F# team at Microsoft. Starting from this release, F# PowerPack installation includes PowerPack libraries built for Silverlight 3 and 4. Other changes in the release are bugfixes. Download F# PowerPack…

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F# on Silverlight 4

Earlier this week we have released F# runtime for Silverlight 4 as part of Microsoft Silverlight 4 Tools for Visual Studio 2010 (this is a single download that contains everything you need to develop for Silverlight for under VS2010). Download Microsoft Silverlight 4 Tools for Visual Studio 2010, including F# runtime The recommended way to…

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Finer Points of F# Value Restriction

One of distinguishing features of F#, compared with more conventional programming languages, is its powerful and pervasive type inference. Because of it, you almost never write type annotations in F# programs, typing less, reducing verbosity and getting fantastically elegant code in the end. Type inference algorithms are a fascinating topic – there is an interesting…

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