This chapter will be a little different from most of the chapters in this book; instead of focusing on examples of F# programs, it'll focus on how to use various programming tools, both those that are distributed with F# and those that target .NET in general.
The F# distribution includes two versions of the compiler and a number of other tools. These are all available in the distribution's
\bin directory. You can find the F# compiler, at the time of writing, in
c:\Program Files\FSharp<version>\bin where <version> is the version number of F# that you have installed. This chapter will give a quick tour of the useful tools in this directory.
Specifically, I'll cover the following: