“I believe that children are our future. Teach them well, and let them lead the way…” – Whitney Houston
After an evening of library time, Daddy’s Crossfit, and a Lacrosse pickup, my two girls, Zoe (the oldest) and Lydia were tired and hungry. During a quick evening meal of leftover lasagna, I popped open the laptop to work on a quick kata, when my oldest asked “Whatcha doin’?”
Zoe’s interest in my work is rare, so I happily showed her some of my F# test code. She looked around. Even asked a few questions.
So I popped open the FSI and showed her how stuff works.
Microsoft (R) F# Interactive version 10.2.3 for F# 4.5 Copyright (c) Microsoft Corporation. All Rights Reserved. For help type #help;; > let zoe = "awesome";; val zoe : string = "awesome" > zoe = "not awesome";; val it : bool = false >
She was pretty happy that Zoe != “not awesome”.
I gave her her own FSI to try out, and I happily present to you, the very first code in what I’m sure is a very long lucrative functional programming career.
Microsoft (R) F# Interactive version 10.2.3 for F# 4.5 Copyright (c) Microsoft Corporation. All Rights Reserved. For help type #help;; > let lydia = "annoying";; val lydia : string = "annoying" >
I guess sisters will be sisters.