[erlang-questions] Elixir community, please be more responsible; Erlang community, please demand it.

Tristan Sloughter t@REDACTED
Sun Mar 24 15:12:23 CET 2019

> Similarly, a library such as https://github.com/ericmj/decimal for 
> arbitrary precision arithmetic should be fine to use.

Decimal was one of the one I was going to bring up :). That and Timex and postgrex.

The issue I see is, while these may work fine with `rebar_mix`you have to have Elixir installed. This can be fine on a project that isn't a publicly shared lib, it can be awkward for those publicly shared libs.

While an Elixir user will always already have Erlang, the reverse isn't true.

If Elixir could be a rebar3 dependency this issue would go away and I think increase the chances of Erlang projects utilizing Elixir libs. 


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