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Beginning F# 4.0 by Kit Eason, Robert Pickering

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© Robert Pickering and Kit Eason 2016

Robert Pickering and Kit Eason, Beginning F# 4.0, 10.1007/978-1-4842-1374-2_3

3. Functional Programming

Robert Pickering and Kit Eason

(1)St. Germain-En-Laye, France

You saw in Chapter 1 that pure functional programming treats everything as a value, including functions. Although F# is not a pure functional language, it does encourage you to program in the functional style; that is, it encourages you to use expressions and computations that return a result, rather than statements that result in some side effect. In this chapter, you’ll survey the major language constructs of F# that support the functional programming paradigm and learn how they make it easier to program in the functional style.

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