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C vs F#: What are the differences?

What is C? One of the most widely used programming languages of all time. .

What is F#? Strongly-typed, functional-first programming language for writing simple code to solve complex problems. F# is a mature, open source, cross-platform, functional-first programming language. It empowers users and organizations to tackle complex computing problems with simple, maintainable and robust code.

C and F# belong to "Languages" category of the tech stack.

"Performance" is the top reason why over 52 developers like C, while over 40 developers mention "Pattern-matching" as the leading cause for choosing F#.

F# is an open source tool with 2.09K GitHub stars and 341 GitHub forks. Here's a link to F#'s open source repository on GitHub.

According to the StackShare community, C has a broader approval, being mentioned in 64 company stacks & 251 developers stacks; compared to F#, which is listed in 19 company stacks and 16 developer stacks.

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F# is a mature, open source, cross-platform, functional-first programming language. It empowers users and organizations to tackle complex computing problems with simple, maintainable and robust code.
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    Java
    Java is a programming language and computing platform first released by Sun Microsystems in 1995. There are lots of applications and websites that will not work unless you have Java installed, and more are created every day. Java is fast, secure, and reliable. From laptops to datacenters, game consoles to scientific supercomputers, cell phones to the Internet, Java is everywhere!
    PHP
    Fast, flexible and pragmatic, PHP powers everything from your blog to the most popular websites in the world.
    JavaScript
    JavaScript is most known as the scripting language for Web pages, but used in many non-browser environments as well such as node.js or Apache CouchDB. It is a prototype-based, multi-paradigm scripting language that is dynamic,and supports object-oriented, imperative, and functional programming styles.
    Python
    Python is a general purpose programming language created by Guido Van Rossum. Python is most praised for its elegant syntax and readable code, if you are just beginning your programming career python suits you best.
    HTML5
    HTML5 is a core technology markup language of the Internet used for structuring and presenting content for the World Wide Web. As of October 2014 this is the final and complete fifth revision of the HTML standard of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). The previous version, HTML 4, was standardised in 1997.
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    Decisions about C and F#
    marcoalmeida
    marcoalmeida
    Go
    Go
    C
    C
    Python
    Python
    Rust
    Rust

    One important decision for delivering a platform independent solution with low memory footprint and minimal dependencies was the choice of the programming language. We considered a few from Python (there was already a reasonably large Python code base at Thumbtack), to Go (we were taking our first steps with it), and even Rust (too immature at the time).

    We ended up writing it in C. It was easy to meet all requirements with only one external dependency for implementing the web server, clearly no challenges running it on any of the Linux distributions we were maintaining, and arguably the implementation with the smallest memory footprint given the choices above.

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    Yshay Yaacobi
    Yshay Yaacobi
    Software Engineer | 28 upvotes 371.8K views
    atSolutoSoluto
    Docker Swarm
    Docker Swarm
    .NET
    .NET
    F#
    F#
    C#
    C#
    JavaScript
    JavaScript
    TypeScript
    TypeScript
    Go
    Go
    Visual Studio Code
    Visual Studio Code
    Kubernetes
    Kubernetes

    Our first experience with .NET core was when we developed our OSS feature management platform - Tweek (https://github.com/soluto/tweek). We wanted to create a solution that is able to run anywhere (super important for OSS), has excellent performance characteristics and can fit in a multi-container architecture. We decided to implement our rule engine processor in F# , our main service was implemented in C# and other components were built using JavaScript / TypeScript and Go.

    Visual Studio Code worked really well for us as well, it worked well with all our polyglot services and the .Net core integration had great cross-platform developer experience (to be fair, F# was a bit trickier) - actually, each of our team members used a different OS (Ubuntu, macos, windows). Our production deployment ran for a time on Docker Swarm until we've decided to adopt Kubernetes with almost seamless migration process.

    After our positive experience of running .Net core workloads in containers and developing Tweek's .Net services on non-windows machines, C# had gained back some of its popularity (originally lost to Node.js), and other teams have been using it for developing microservices, k8s sidecars (like https://github.com/Soluto/airbag), cli tools, serverless functions and other projects...

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    .NET
    .NET
    F#
    F#
    C#
    C#
    Docker
    Docker
    Kubernetes
    Kubernetes

    I've used .NET for many years, but only in recent years, after Microsoft introduced .NET Core, I've found a new love and excitement for the technology again. The main driver for us using .NET Core is not that it is cross platform compatible, open source or blazingly fast (which it is!), but the fact that we can use (what we consider) the best programming languages (mainly F# and C#) to carry out our jobs without sacrificing the other benefits.

    Today we run most of our web infrastructure on .NET Core in Docker containers, deployed into a Kubernetes cluster which spans across multiple time zones in the Google Cloud and we couldn't be happier. Due to the portability of the .NET Core platform we are even able to develop many new services as serverless functions with F# which has become an absolute game changer.

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    Conor Myhrvold
    Conor Myhrvold
    Tech Brand Mgr, Office of CTO at Uber | 8 upvotes 484.9K views
    atUber TechnologiesUber Technologies
    C
    C
    Java
    Java
    JavaScript
    JavaScript

    Why Uber developed H3, our open source grid system to make geospatial data visualization and exploration easier and more efficient:

    We decided to create H3 to combine the benefits of a hexagonal global grid system with a hierarchical indexing system. A global grid system usually requires at least two things: a map projection and a grid laid on top of the map. For map projection, we chose to use gnomonic projections centered on icosahedron faces. This projects from Earth as a sphere to an icosahedron, a twenty-sided platonic solid. The H3 grid is constructed by laying out 122 base cells over the Earth, with ten cells per face. H3 supports sixteen resolutions: https://eng.uber.com/h3/

    (GitHub Pages : https://uber.github.io/h3/#/ Written in C w/ bindings in Java & JavaScript )

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    Dan Larsen
    Dan Larsen
    CTO at FlowStack | 7 upvotes 40.4K views
    atFlowStack ApSFlowStack ApS
    Go
    Go
    Rust
    Rust
    C
    C
    C++
    C++

    At FlowStack we write most of our backend in Go. Go is a well thought out language, with all the right compromises for speedy development of speedy and robust software. It's tooling is part of what makes Go such a great language. Testing and benchmarking is built into the language, in a way that makes it easy to ensure correctness and high performance. In most cases you can get more performance out of Rust and C or C++, but getting everything right is more cumbersome.

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    How developers use C and F#
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    papaver uses CC

    been programming in c for over a decade, since learning it in college. still use it for various low level projects. used it recently to develop an embedded application for a custom board.

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    micro systems uses CC

    The core of the arcapos applications is written in C, so are most of the Lua modules (bindings to various hardware or protocols).

    Avatar of Sqreen
    Sqreen uses CC

    The Sqreen PHP agent is both a PHP extension, built in C, and a daemon built in Python.

    Avatar of POROWNEO.PL
    POROWNEO.PL uses CC

    Axis2/c, rampart/c, savan/c, barbershop and custom php extensions.

    Avatar of Vaultize
    Vaultize uses CC

    Used in backend and clients for performance heavy tasks.

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    Tuomas Hietanen uses F#F#

    Backend programming language.

    Avatar of Tuomas Hietanen
    Tuomas Hietanen uses F#F#

    Programming language

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