Lecture 19: Heterogeneous Metaprogramming in F#

General overview of metaprogramming, with a range of examples in different languages ranging from C macros through Java reflection to MetaOCaml. Brief summary of the F# language, its history, features, and upcoming release in VS 2010.

Metaprogramming in F#, and how it can be combined with LINQ for database queries, runtime code-generation, and outsourcing computation. How to run Conway’s Life on a GPU without changing your code. This is based on the following paper:

To find out more about this, try also reading the series of articles about accelerating data-parallel code in F# on Tomáš Petrícek’s blog.

Finally, a job ad to work with the F# team.

Links: Slides; F# Developer Network; F# at Microsoft Research; Visual F# Developer Library; Don Syme as Geek of the Week.

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