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Mastering F# by Suhaib Fahad, Alfonso García-Caro Núñez

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Object-oriented programming

F# provides object-oriented programming (OOP) with relative ease. It is a first class functional language, as we have seen up until now and a first class OOP language as well. To be able to mix both the paradigms is a very powerful tool. We can easily extend .NET types that were implemented in other languages easily with F#. The main features of OOP are as follows:

  • Encapsulation: Objects can hide information (code and data) about themselves to prevent unexpected modifications from other objects
  • Inheritance: The definition of one type of object (a class) can be reused by a new definition that inherits the methods from the former class (its parent) and can extend them
  • Polymorphism: Methods expecting arguments of a certain ...

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