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A History of F#: From Euclid to Type Providers

1/13/17 4:00 pm

Speakers: Rachel Reese

Room: Orange

Tags: .NET, Other, Functional Programming

Category: General Session


Have you ever wondered where your favorite feature came from? Was it influenced by a feature in another language? How are the different programming languages even related? I spent a couple months researching the history of some programming languages, and wanted to share that with you. In this talk, I cover the history of the ML family from approximately the dawn of time, eventually focusing on F# specifically.