F# team just posted an update on their GitHub. https://github.com/Microsoft/visualfsharp/issues/1096
This is still a work in progress. One key thing from that post is some of these features and fixes have already been underway for months. While we’ve been investigating F#-specific issues in .NET Native, the team has continued to improve .NET Native. One feature known as “universal shared generics” is likely to have improved .NET Native’s support for F#, even without that being an explicit goal of the feature.
Microsoft is fully committed... LOL
"With Windows 8 Universal Apps, we did support F# as a library (although not for full apps) but usage was very low (~0.01% of total catalog". Careful Microsoft! https://github.com/willsb/MvvmCross.FSharp
Thank you for your responsiveness. This is why I am proud of using the Microsoft stack.
@David, I think you are mistaken. No body is worried about F#. People are worried about UWP.
Actually number of people who are exposed to F# is far greater than to people who are exposed to Windows Store apps. So in this sense, there is no doubt F# is more significant than UWP although this comparison is a bit like comparing apples and oranges.
I know F# is used in the server side as well as ios android mobile apps. It's just sad instead of UWP having strong start from the beginning, instead they killed it for F# enthusiasts and people who were looking to port their old desktop apps or mobile apps to windows platform. Now people who thinks functional programming is the future will ignore UWP and focus on other platforms. Take a look at ios swift. Take a look at C# 7 speculations (being more functional , pattern matching etc) Obviously UWP team is swimming towards the opposite direction than rest of the world and trying to rationalize their attitude with some irrelevant statistics. All they have to do is to make .NET Native support optional. Let the developer decide to it rather than making mandatory. So this is a business decision than a technical problem. And a very false one.
People who want to develop mobile games for android and ios with F# can use it via Unity 3D:
Even Don Syme, the lead of F# who works for Microsoft wants this feature.
Hahaha, typical Microsoft, never learned from past mistakes. Keep chasing developers like that, no one will develop windows apps. 0.01% my ***.
This is an item being added in with .NET Standard 2.0.
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