Suppose you need to extract the byte values of a string in F#

An obvious way is to use the Encoding class from System.Text

Like so:

open System.Text

let bytes = Encoding.Default.GetBytes("This Is My String")

printfn "%A" bytes

An even quicker way to to it natively is as follows:

printfn "%A" "This Is My String"B

Note the B at the end

The code is in my github

Happy hacking!