Now that Elixir is installed on your machine, let's fire up the interactive Elixir prompt. Open a shell/terminal emulator and run
You should see the following text printed on the terminal:
$ iex Erlang/OTP 17 [erts-6.4] [source] [64-bit] [smp:8:8] [async-threads:10] [hipe] [kernel-poll:false] Interactive Elixir (1.0.4) - press Ctrl+C to exit (type h() ENTER for help) iex(1)>
Before we continue, let's talk about some of the output of running
iex. The line starting with "Erlang/OTP..." contains the Erlang emulator information tags. Each tag describes something about the underlying runtime VM. Here are some short explanations for each tag shown on my machine:
Erlang/OTP 17: This tells us the current version of Erlang.