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Real-World Functional Programming with Examples in F# and C# by Jon Skeet, Tomas Petricek

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The figure on the cover of Real-World Functional Programming is captioned “An employee,” and it shows an office clerk or civil servant elegantly dressed in suit and top hat and carrying an umbrella. The illustration is taken from a 19th-century edition of Sylvain Maréchal’s four-volume compendium of regional dress customs published in France. Each illustration is finely drawn and colored by hand. The rich variety of Maréchal’s collection reminds us vividly of how culturally apart the world’s towns and regions were just 200 years ago. Isolated from each other, people spoke different dialects and languages. In the streets or in the countryside, it was easy to identify where they lived and what their trade, occupation, ...

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