Thursday, October 18, 2007

looking forward to completing your training

It's been a long time since I had anything on here about .Net or F#, but this news is too noteworthy to ignore. Plans are afoot to move F# from a research language into one of the officially-supported, "first-class" .Net languages. That probably means "first-class" more in the sense of IronPython/IronRuby than C#/VB, but in any case Microsoft will be starting to devote real resources to developing F# and further improving its Visual Studio integration (F# has always had the highly-useful "identifier mouseover to see inferred data types" as part of its plugin). Congratulations Don.

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