For more about Elixir, installation and documentation, check Elixir’s website.
If you want to contribute to Elixir or run it from source, clone this repository to your machine, compile and test it:
git clone https://github.com/elixir-lang/elixir.git cd elixir make clean test
Note: if you are running on Windows, this article includes important notes for compiling Elixir from source on Windows.
If Elixir fails to build (specifically when pulling in a new version via
git), be sure to remove any previous build artifacts by running
make clean, then
If tests pass, you are ready to move on to the
Getting Started guide or to try Interactive Elixir by running:
bin/iex in your terminal.
However, if tests fail, it is likely you have an outdated Erlang version
(Elixir requires Erlang 18.0 or later).
You can check your Erlang version by calling
erl in the command line.
You will see some information as follows:
Erlang/OTP 18 [erts-7.0] [source] [smp:2:2] [async-threads:10] [hipe]
If you have the correct version and tests still fail, feel free to open an issue.
Building the documentation requires ExDoc to be installed and built alongside Elixir.
# After cloning and compiling Elixir, in its parent directory: git clone git://github.com/elixir-lang/ex_doc.git cd ex_doc && ../elixir/bin/mix do deps.get, compile cd ../elixir && make docs
This will produce documentation sets for
mix, etc., under the
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Elixir source code is released under Apache 2 License.