|Paradigms||multi-paradigm: functional, concurrent, distributed, process-oriented|
|Designed by||José Valim|
1.15.5 / 28 August 2023
|Typing discipline||dynamic, strong, duck|
|License||Apache License 2.0|
|Filename extensions||.ex, .exs|
|Clojure, Erlang, Ruby|
Elixir is a functional, concurrent, high-level general-purpose programming language that runs on the BEAM virtual machine, which is also used to implement the Erlang programming language. Elixir builds on top of Erlang and shares the same abstractions for building distributed, fault-tolerant applications. Elixir also provides tooling and an extensible design. The latter is supported by compile-time metaprogramming with macros and polymorphism via protocols.