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@seanlinsley @scitesy now that is much better;) Why can't it be like slag?

is the first programming language I am drawn to where I find the syntax displeasing. The features, speed, community, rate of innovation override my displeasure with it's aesthetic.

This gist is a great comparison of code written in F# compared to Python: Both, happily, are succinct and readable. With good editors, both have code completion. F# has the advantage of immutability, type safety, multi-core capable, faster, functional, etc. Python has a bigger, diverse and healthier ecosystem. Both great languages.

@calvin while not a silver bullet, the paket package manager helps with dependency resolution:

@loke @scitesy that is true. Though, I think I would need to see a clear cut advantage of diverging the technology before taking on the complexity of learning/integrating two ecosystems. There are also advantages to having the technology the same on both sides that would otherwise not be realized...such as sharing data models and validation logic.

The JavaScript problem is well documented at: Hopefully webassemby can further progress solutions to the problem.

One of the things I really appreciate about web development in and most fp ecosystems is the desire to have or x fp lang on the server and the client. Acknowledgement of the JavaScript problem is the first step toward a solution.

After toying around with blog engines such as Fornax,, etc. I decided to stick with Nikola. I recently moved my meager Nikola blog from GitHub to Gitlab. It was mostly painless.

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This is a well done introductory discussion about F# - The Cynical Developer: Episode 49 - What is F#

This episode of the Functional Geekery podcast with Micheal Sperber may get you interested/excited about ConcurrentML and/or Hopac -

@MutoShack I have not used IcedCat or heard of it. Thanks for making me aware of it.

Firefox, I never left ye. Congrats on the renewed success:)