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Pattern Matching

  • Kit Eason


In this chapter we discuss the many locations in F# code where we can use pattern matching. We can pattern match explicitly using the match keyword, but also in let bindings, loops, lambdas, and function declarations. Active Patterns add a whole new layer of power, letting you map from somewhat open-ended data to much more strongly-typed classifications. We also note that pattern matching can be overdone, leading to unreadable code. We establish some criteria to help decide when to use the various pattern matching features.

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© Kit Eason 2018

Authors and Affiliations

  • Kit Eason
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  1. 1.Farnham, SurreyUK

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