Describe Elixir in one sentence

Was thinking about this the other day - how would you describe Elixir in a single sentence? :upside_down_face:

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Here are a couple that spring to mind
(and that I probably heard in a talk or on the forum at some point)…

  • Elixir - the power of Erlang, the beauty of Ruby

  • Elixir - an accessible Erlang

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The boring answer…

Elixir is a dynamic, functional language designed for building scalable and maintainable applications.
https://elixir-lang.org/

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Elixir, the new kid in the BEAM :slight_smile:

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Elixir: Refreshing.

…I’ll let myself out :innocent:

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Elixir - makes your server great again :smiley:

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Elixir - concurrency for humans

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https://www.saveur.com/article/recipes/eros-elixir/

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Erlang with macros and great out of the box tools.

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Programming for bad ass mother fers

elixir is not the language we deserved but the language we needed

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I wanted a banana but what a got was a bunch of bananas and I realized I could eat them all at once.

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You wanted a banana but what you got was a gorilla holding the banana and the entire jungle.

Quote from Joe Armstrong https://www.johndcook.com/blog/2011/07/19/you-wanted-banana/.

fn :banana: -> :gorilla: :banana: end

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Elixir - Beauty (Ruby) & the Beast (Erlang)

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It’s like Erlang, but uglier :trollface:

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Be aware that the original quote was made to describe (and critique) object-oriented programming languages. Most specifically, those that have call-by-reference semantics.
So I don’t think the quote itself is applicable to Elixir. Rather, Elixir is the opposite (since it uses call-by-value semantics).

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I was aware of it :innocent:

I added the quote to complete the previous banana post.

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Ok. “Elixir is bananas”. For the non-native speakers :wink: :

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Functional Reliability <- Elixir <- BEAMing functionality

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BEAM me up, Scotty

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