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Re: Mathematica and F#
I don't think using F# or .NET in general is particularly compelling for the average Mathematica user. You can do functional programminng in Mathematica, afterall. However, if you are already in bed with Microsoft and .NET in a larger project and you want to integrate with Mathematica to leverage it strengths, then yes it is very compelling. The point in my post is that you should not do this solely for performance until you done all you can to optimize in your chosen language. Multi-language development is almost always more complex. As far as Haskell goes I see little benefit unless, again, you are already heavily commited to Haskel. Same for Erlang, OCaml, Java, etc.