F#: all the cool kids are doing it

J,

I know you said you didn’t want to use F# for our project since it’s an obscure academic language, but, look, it’s mainstream now. How ’bout it?

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F#: all the cool kids are doing it

2 thoughts on “F#: all the cool kids are doing it

  1. breadthfirst says:

    Many times the deciding factor when deciding to use a language or not is the maturity and quality of available IDEs. Right now I’m using Java just because Netbeans is pretty good, but I’ve never used anything close to visual studio in terms of usability and features. A good IDE can equal a 100% gain in productivity.

    Note: Up until now this has been an effective excuse to avoid functional languages.

  2. Out of the box, I’d take VS over anything else, but it’s hard to beat Emacs with SLIME once you have it configured to read your mind. I’m so used to interacting with shells and whatnot through Emacs that I don’t know if I could go back to Windows for programming; I typically have a few hundred buffers and maybe 25 shells open in Emacs, and I don’t know how to do that with VS.

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