by Antonio Cisternino, Adam Granicz, Don Syme

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CHAPTER 8

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Working with Textual Data

Chapters 2 and 3 introduced the F# type for strings. While F#’s specialty is in programming with structured data, unstructured or semi-structured textual data are exceptionally common in programming, both as a data format and as working representation internally in algorithms that work over documents and text. In this section, you will learn some of the techniques available for working with textual data in F# programs, including working with the XML and JSON structured data formats, which are initially represented as text.

Building Strings and Formatting Data

In Chapter 3, you saw the different forms of string ...

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