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The F# community are having a difficult time to decide how the language should evolve. Some want to make it closer to other functional languages, others want to keep it simple; for some compatibility with C# it's important, for others it's not. Can people from very different backgrounds, skill levels and goals ever reach an agreement? Is this confluence of software development experiences a weakness of the language and its community, or can we turn it into its greatest strength?
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A linguist by heart and a programmer by choice, Alfonso has brought his passion for natural languages to the computing world. He is the creator of Fable, a popular F# to JS compiler, and coauthor of the book "Mastering F#". Currently works as a web engineer using F# and Fable for highly productive and reliable software development.