Monday, October 20, 2008


Noticed this in the safari rss feed: Expert F#.

I had no idea such a beast existed, let alone had existed long enough for someone to become an expert in it. ;)

tl;dr version: It's a functional programming language for .Net. They talk about OCaml a lot.

After messing around with Erlang, I found that I really, really like functional programming. You skip a lot of the shullbit and get straight down to business of working with the data... the problem for everyday use is that the users kind of like all that shullbit, and so that's what you get paid to write. I'd been thinking that the only way to sneak functional programming in would be as a web/system service, but if it's a .Net assembly... \o/

Will have to check it out more later.

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