F# has got me

I am supposed to be doing real work, but instead, I am exploring...

F# in VS 2008

Comments (5)

  1. Daryl Boman says:

    Some of the best work comes from of exploring!

    What is it that you are working on?

    It looks interesting.

    Is there much difference from F# and C#?

  2. lynnlangit says:

    I am really just trying to grok functional programming.  Elegance via being concise always appeals to me, in that F# tops C#.

    Also important are functional concepts that lend themselves more naturally to multi (or really many) proc programming – object immutability and the like.

    Functional language are, according the book I am reading, often used by the math community.  Although I’ve never been formally trained in math, I’ve had a life-long fascination with and inclincation toward all things mathematical.

  3. Daryl Boman says:


    You just sent a tingle up and down my spine.

    Yeah. 🙂

  4. Larry says:

    I’m not sure how concise it can be if it requires the word ‘let’ for an assignment.  Looks like a Quick Basic programmer found an old APL book.

    However, I must have a similar spinal nervous system as Daryl 🙂

    Pay attention, if Lynn is ‘exploring’, then Microsoft will probably be putting it in Visual Studio soon.

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