Better Functional Programming Support Is Coming In C# 7

I have recently listened to .NET Rocks! episode #1272 Looking into C# 7 with Kathleen Dollard where she mentioned that the next version of C# will have better support for tuples, immutability, records and pattern matching. You can download the episode and fast forward to 27:04 and 30:04 respectively. If you are interested, you can review the C# 7 Work List of Features (revision circa March 24 2016). You can familiarize yourself with support for these features in C# 7 right now, but since it is pretty much still work in progress, by the time it hits CTP or even release Рthere is a big chance it will look different.

So, what can you do in the meantime? Fortunately, Visual Studio ships with F# and you can start learning above mentioned Functional Programming concepts right now. Remember, F# is just another CLR language as C# is and many features like Generics and support for async/await came to C# from F#. When it comes to Functional Programming I hope this trend will continue.

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