You don't need to know touch typing to use a keyboard.
However, touch typing adds:
- Ease of Use
- A Touch of Class
It is exactly for these reasons - exactly these reasons - that I now prefer F# to C#.
It's a better way of doing the same thing.
And did I mention - it's extensively used in ML and quantum computers as well?
There is a famous adage in programming methodology:
10 lines of code in a procedural language =
5 lines of code in an object-oriented language =
1 line of code in a functional language.
Hence, what is normally done in 100 lines in C takes 50 lines in C++ and 10 or even fewer lines in F#.
I have one complaint - sometimes functional code is too cryptic to debug.
However, we now have StackOverflow.com, and debugging has never been a problem after that website was established and the community formed.
Also, F# has a great community, several great communities around it in fact, and a powerful presence in open source.
So do learn F#.
You will find yourself pleasantly surprised!