June 2007 Blog Posts

F# versus IronPython

“Comparisons are odious” as my Mum used to say, but I hope this little comparison doesn’t pong too much. I have a range a little competitions of my own, a language bench mark, based on “The Computer Language Benchmarks Game” (http://shootout.alioth.debian.org), between IronPython and F#, with measurements for C# thrown in as a kind of control group. I would have liked to chuck in the new IronRuby language too, but I had problems finding a current release. This was largely inspired by the benchmarks Ben Jackson posted to the hubfs.net (http://cs.hubfs.net/forums/thread/3196.aspx), thanks Ben! Now obviously as an author of a book...

F# in MSDN Community Distribution June Release

I’ve just notice that the “MSDN Community Distribution June Release” has a video presentation about F#. An overview of all the CD: http://mosessaur.blogspot.com/2007/06/msdn-community-distribution-june.html Direct download link: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=A65F7733-A626-4F69-86E8-0465FA5E4669&displaylang=en

Foundations of F# - Finally Here!

I recieved my copies of Foundation of F# today. Am I pleased about it? See for yourself: