Microsoft has released the beta Version 4.5 of F#, which supports the Span value type from .Net Core to improve code.
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Span, aka Span<T>, enables the representation of contiguous regions in arbitrary memory. With Span, Microsoft wants F# to have better code generation particularly for
byref-like constructions and full parity with .Net Core performance innovations. Interoperability with high-performance code also is a goal.
Span allows for safe use of performance-oriented constructs in a restrictive manner. For example, a developer cannot define an F# record type with a Span inside it, because Span is a
byref-like type and thus can only be contained in other
The Span feature set in F# 4.5 includes: