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Oh yeah, visitor would be a great example since F# has support of multiple dispatch. When I learned the Visitor pattern at the University I attended, it was one of the hardest things to wrap my head around initially until it finally clicked what it was while writing the code. It's just so counter intuitive to what most would think imperative language design is initially that it can take a bit to sink in. It seems simple enough, but trying to understand it and implement it are two different beasts. I would have gladly done it in a functional language or a Lisp variant if given the option.

Having to explain the Visitor pattern though to someone else would be much more painful than that I imagine versus just writing and explaining it in F#. The code just reads much more naturally for it, since the language supports it without a quirky design pattern.




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