f# 2 years later

08 Sep 2018

What’s the lure of f#?

The main lure of f# is that it’s a surprisingly competent ML style language that transcends some of the limitations of CIL.

From my point of view, the main distinguishing feature for f# is Statically Resolved Type Parameters. It’s a feature you don’t want to see in business code (same as reflection in c#), but something that enables libraries to take f# to the next level. Compare this to type classes in Haskell and what is called functors in OCaml.

What has delighted me?

What has been annoying?

Personally most of the pain points have been in dealing with .net core.

These are minor things. For the most part I don’t need dependency injection heavy code in the f# I’ve been writing.


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