[arch-general] What's with F# and mono?
magnus at therning.org
Tue Mar 25 18:55:05 EDT 2014
I'm just starting to dip my toes in the mono waters. Slightly
prompted by my current situation at work. In particular I'm
interested in F#, but I'm finding the whole situation around
mono/monodevelop + F# a bit confusing.
1. There are indications online that mono ships with F# [^1][^2]. But
the mono package in Arch doesn't include F#. Looking at the
sources used to build the mono package there is no F# in sight.
Was it ever there?
2. The package on AUR[^3] for fsharp is rather outdated. Not such a
big problem, the building received a lot of TLC so the package is
extremely simple to bring up-to-date.
3. Is there an F# add-in for monodevelop? There seems to have been
one back in 2010, but it's not distributed any more, [^4].
However, other places say there is an add-in available, [^5]
(however, downloading fails).
So, can anyone help me get a clearer picture of F# on mono (and
[^1]: http://tirania.org/blog/archive/2010/Nov-11.html - talking of
plans to include F# in mono.
[^2]: http://is.gd/cNC5xb- - "F# is included in the standard Mono
release, but it's still missing from the MonoDevelop IDE."
[^4]: http://is.gd/YndnsA- - bug on F# add-in missing, closed for MD
2.4, the last comment suggests it'd be re-opened
[^5]: http://is.gd/YndnsA- which links to
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