Template not reloading

Hi ,

I hvae just started learning phoenix and I’m following the “Programming Phoenix” book . I have some problems with the user example (chapter 3). I have created a Rumbl.UserView but accidently named it USerView. When I’ve caught the problem I’ve changed it but the mopdule was already loaded as Rumbl.USer. I’ve compiled the user_view.ex manually and that got me the correct module loaded. This is the first question: Isn’t supposed to see the change and recompile it when I start the server?
Going further the mix phoenix.server doesn’t start as it gets the following error:

Compilation error in file web/views/user_view.ex ==
** (SyntaxError) web/templates/user/show.html.eex:3: unexpected token: “​” (column 1, codepoint U+200B)
(eex) lib/eex/compiler.ex:37: EEx.Compiler.generate_buffer/4
(phoenix) lib/phoenix/template.ex:378: Phoenix.Template.compile/2
(phoenix) lib/phoenix/template.ex:186: anonymous fn/3 in Phoenix.Template.“MACRO-before_compile”/2
(elixir) lib/enum.ex:1826: Enum."-reduce/3-lists^foldl/2-0-"/3
(phoenix) expanding macro: Phoenix.Template.before_compile/1
web/views/user_view.ex:1: Rumbl.UserView (module)
(elixir) lib/kernel/parallel_compiler.ex:121: anonymous fn/4 in Kernel.ParallelCompiler.spawn_compilers/1
If I use iex -S mix and fire
view = Rumbl.UserView.render(“user.html”, user: user)
{:safe, [[[[["" | “”] | “jose”] | " ("] | “1”] | “)”]}
Everything looks fine.
THe user.html is used in show.html to render a user.
The code for the template is:

Showing user

<%=​ render ​"​​user.html"​, ​user:​ @user ​%>​


view = Rumbl.UserView.render(“show.html”, user: user)
{:safe, ["" | “

Showing user


I’ve deleted the _build folder, i’ve mix clean, mix compile. No success.

My env: elixir 1.5.2, Phoenix 1.2.5, OTP 2.1. Using Visual studio code.

Any help is appreciated.

Thank you

Ok, I think I got it. iex sees the files at the moment of starting it so will not load the new version.I have to stop it and reissue iex -S mix.
The part that is still failing is :

​<%=​ render ​"​​user.html"​, ​user:​ user ​%>​.

If I render directly the user struct is working as expected.

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