Does F# like C# requires .NET framework to run? According to Wikipedia as stated below, F# is mostly used as a CLI language which means that it is used mostly with .NET. But it also states that the F# foundation provides a compiler for F# separately.
F# is developed by the F# Software Foundation, Microsoft and open contributors. An open source, cross-platform compiler for F# is available from the F# Software Foundation. F# is also a fully supported language in Visual Studio and Xamarin Studio. Other tools supporting F# development include Mono, MonoDevelop, SharpDevelop and WebSharper.
Does it mean that F# can be used like unmanaged code similar to C++ and C. I am a total newbie to the .NET platform.