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Old 20th April 2010
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Default Microsoft stealth launches 'historic' programming language: F#

From http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/04...osoft_f_sharp/

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Launching a new language is easy - getting it used is hard. The combination of existing code and existing skills is a strong barrier to adoption, and even excellent languages like Ruby and Python have struggled to break out of their niches.

What hope is there for F#, the new language that Microsoft has sneaked into Visual Studio 2010, launched this month?
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Wikipedia has a good explanation of this 'historic' language:
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It[F#] is a variant of ML and is largely compatible with the OCaml implementation.
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I don't expect that F# will become hugely popular, even if it's likely to be worth the leveraging. IMHO anyone doing serious Windows only development, should likely focus on C#/WPF.


F# has been around for several years, it's just now that it's become such a part of Visual Studio. Guess they wanted to publicise it in the wake of Google's Go.
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