CHAPTER 10Using the F# and .NET Libraries

F# and the .NET Framework offer a rich set of libraries for functional and imperative programming. In this chapter, we step back and give 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 simply 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 simply 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 ...

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