The F# Computation Expression Zoo (PADL'14)
F# computation expressions are the syntactic language mechanism that is used by features like sequence expressions and asynchronous workflows. The aim of F# computation expressions is to provide a single syntactic mechanism that provides convenient notation for writing a wide range of computations.
The syntactic mechanisms that are unified by computation expressions include Haskell
notation and list comprehensions, C# iterators, asynchronous methods and LINQ queries,
for comprehensions and Python generators to name just a few.
Some time ago, I started working on an academic article to explain what makes computation expressions unique - and I think there is quite a few interesting aspects. Sadly, this is often not very well explained and so the general perception is more like this...
Published: Friday, 8 November 2013, 7:42 AM
Tags: haskell, research, f#, functional programming
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