What the Erlang programmer needs to know about F#

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F# is a pragmatic functional language which the Erlang programmer will find both familiar and foreign: agents are there, but so are objects; types are there, but they aren’t too constraining; pattern matching and other functional features are there, but there are differences. This talk will recap the basics of F# from the Erlang programmer’s perspective, loosely speaking, and help you understand how learning one language can give you skills you can use when working with the other.

Speakers:

  • Don Syme

    Designer and co-implementer of F#
    Microsoft

    Don Syme is a Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research, UK. He is responsible for the design of the F# programming language and has contributed extensively to the design of the .NET platform through .NET and C# generics. His research focuses on making functional languages that are simpler to use, interoperate well with other languages and which incorporate aspects of object-oriented, asynchronous and parallel programming.

    Don Syme
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Posted on June 7, 2010

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