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Expert F# 2.0 by Antonio Cisternino, Adam Granicz, Don Syme

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Chapter 10. Using the F# and .NET Libraries

F# and the .NET Framework offer a rich set of libraries for functional and imperative programming. This chapter steps back and gives you a broader overview of the.NET and F# libraries.

Many of the types and namespaces described here are also covered elsewhere in this book. In these cases, we reference the relevant chapter.

A High-Level Overview

One way to get a quick overview of the .NET Framework and the F# library is to look at the primary DLLs and namespaces contained in them. Recall from Chapters 2 and 7 that DLLs correspond to the physical organization of libraries and that namespaces and types give the logical organization of a naming hierarchy. Let's look at the physical organization first. The types ...

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