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Robert Pickering on F# Workflows

| by James Vastbinder Follow 0 Followers on Jan 07, 2008. Estimated reading time: less than one minute |

As a follow-up to his article on pattern matching in F#, Rober Pickering focuses on workflows in F#.   F# is a .NET functional programming language that provides both type-safety and the ease scripting while still able to deliver performance.  In October 2007, Microsoft Server and Tools VP, Soma Somasegar committed to delivering F# as a first class programming language on .NET.

Workflows in F# are used to create language ordinate code that can be used to create DSLs, domain specific languages.  A workflow is made up of two components: a segment of code and a library component that defines what the workflow does. The difference between a DSL and a general purpose programming language is often in that a DSL is specific to a task or domain space.

Enjoy this InfoQ exclusive article on workflows in F#.

 

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I read Chap.9 of "Expert F#." This article crystallized the ideas.

Is it true that the only difference between yield and yield! is that yield! is recursive?

Thanks for making it available free of cost.

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