Learning Erlang after Elixir

I’m planning to learn Erlang. I’ve seen forum answers that Erlang and Elixir are quite the same. After learning Elixir, in what part of Erlang should I start learning given that I learned Elixir. And if I should avoid some parts of Erlang that are already in Elixir to avoid redundancy. (if there are)

Start here

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Great! Thank you!

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The erlang :string module is now UTF-8 aware. Generally speaking the erlang syntax is simpler with very few “special cases” and basically only one way of writing things.

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Ah, so there’s an outdated piece of that tutorial

In Elixir, the word string means a UTF-8 binary and there is a String module that works on such data. Elixir also expects your source files to be UTF-8 encoded. On the other hand, string in Erlang refers to char lists and there is a :string module, that’s not UTF-8 aware and works mostly with char lists.

We should remove “that’s not UTF-8 aware”?

Edit: I took the liberty of creating a PR https://github.com/elixir-lang/elixir-lang.github.com/pull/1185

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I’ve done the same, bought this book that is also available online https://learnyousomeerlang.com/content it’s a nice deep dive into the Erlang language as well as OTP, it’s not that up to date though but the basics don’t change that often :slight_smile:

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Yes. It now also works on binary strings as well list strings and and on combinations of both. It also knows about grapheme clusters though I haven’t tested this. Someone had a lot of fun. :wink: The old latin-1 interface is still there but will be deprecated in the future.

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Not gone through this yet but adding it here:

http://erlangbyexample.org/

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Check out all of the wonderful Erlang books :003:

https://elixirforum.com/tags/erlang-books

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