Web crawling in F#

I’m working on web crawler in F# and have some question on the subject.

  • Do you need to create a script to crawl in F# or can you create a console application?
    I have seen some tutorials, and all of them uses #r (references), which is not possible in a console application?
  • What are the benefits with using F# for web crawling maybe compared to C#?

I hope someone can shed some light on these questions.

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