Chris Smith's completely unique view

Algorithms, functional programming, CLR 4.0, and of course, F#!

October, 2008

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About Chris Smith's completely unique view

Chris works as a Software Design Engineer in Test at Microsoft, where he spends his time making sure F# is the most awesome programming language ever.

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    Due out Next Year – Programming F# by Chris Smith

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    I’d like to announce that for the past few months I’ve been secretly working on a book for O’Reilly titled Programming F# . My aim is to provide the one-stop-shop for learning the breadth of the F# language. A special thanks goes out to Nate LaMartina...
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    F# Zen – The Literal Attribute

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    When pattern matching it is easy to forget that you are capturing a new value instead of matching against an existing one. Take this function for example: let E = 2.718281828459 let PI = 3.141592653589 // Ooops - this captures a value let isConstant...
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    F# Zen - Colored printf

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    It’s easy to lose track of important data when logging output to the console window, fortunately you can use the System.Console.ConsoleColor property to set the output color. But unlike F#’s printfn, System.Console.WriteLine doesn’t use type inference...
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    PDC - Day 1

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    I'm writing this from the 'big room' in the LA Convention Center.If you don't know, PDC is a HUGE conference Microsoft holds to introduce cutting edge technology and show developers the roadmap for Microsoft's platforms. What that means for me, is that...
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