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Discussion on: What is your opinion on Elixir language, why don't more developers use it?

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Lars Gyrup Brink Nielsen • Edited

It's one of the most interesting programming languages. The BEAM, OTP and Elixir's abstractions are out of this world! Distributed computing, hot updates with state transfer, messaging, pipelines, links, supervisors, pattern matching, everything is mindblowing! The obvious downside is that it's hard to recruit and onboard developers. Like with every other programming language, simply using Elixir does not result in excellent systems.

What I dislike the most is actually the Ruby-like syntax. I would prefer the original Erlang syntax if it was a little better.