[erlang-questions] [ANN] Elixir v0.5.0 released

José Valim jose.valim@REDACTED
Fri May 25 17:57:22 CEST 2012

Hello everyone,

Today we have officially released Elixir.

Elixir is a programming language built on top of the Erlang. It is
homoiconic, allowing meta-programming via macros, it also supports
polymorphism via protocols (similar to Clojure's), dynamic records and a
module reference mechanism.

Elixir aims to stay compatible with Erlang, so it shares the same bytecode
and data types. This means you can invoke Erlang code from Elixir (and
vice-versa) without any conversion or performance hit. This allows a
developer to mix the expressiveness of Elixir with the robustness and
performance of Erlang.

The getting started guide is here:


We also have a fast crash course for Erlang developers:


If anyone is interested in the release background, here is the announcement:


If anyone would like to discuss Elixir or give feedback, feel free to join
#elixir-lang on irc.freenode.com


José Valim
Founder and Lead Developer
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