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  • Blog Post: F# Scripting Zen – Bulk Updating Testcases

    As the F# team is busy working to finish up Visual Studio 2010 , one task left to complete is to localize the compiler, so that on a Japanese machine the error messages will be in Japanese. While I’m sure a few Ugly American Programmers might question the value of localized error messages, imagine...
  • Blog Post: F# Scripting Zen – Word Interop

    Edit: Added a ‘comarg’ function to dramatically clean up the syntax for doing COM-interop, since F# will pass ‘ref types’ as byrefs to COM calls. In a previous post I talked about how to take advantage of .FSX (F# Script) files to automate tasks for you. In this post I would like to share a script which...
  • Blog Post: Scripting in F#

    The thing you hear most about F# is that it is multi-paradigm , meaning that you can use it to code in multiple styles of programming. But F# spans multiple-domains too. F# is not only well suited for quantitative computing, but it is surprisingly well suited for scripting as well . The Desktop Scripting...
  • Blog Post: Shameless plug - FsTest

    Matthew Podwysocki finished putting together a DSL for unit testing . I imagine this only scratches the surface of what you can do with DSLs in F#.   The same approach also works for scripting too, check out this piece of Zen: #light open System.IO // Returns all the files under a given folder...
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