Any plans for visual or project-file-emphasizing error output in Elixir?

I was reading this post about improving errors in Rust today, and I wanted to ask if there’s been discussion of doing similar things for Elixir?

I have found visual errors (i.e. errors where the content of the offending line is printed along with the error info in the console) in Elm, for example, to be incredibly helpful. I also often find I sometimes spend a fair amount of time searching through stack traces in Elixir to find the files that are present in my project when errors happen, so the idea of emphasizing those files over others sounds really good to me.

Is this on the roadmap? Thoughts on it?


José has mentioned wanting to improve error messages is on the long term roadmap in at least one of his keynotes. I don’t believe there is anyone actively working on it currently.