Hi all

Alternatively you could investigate building your project with rebar3, the
standard Erlang build tool. It uses a machine readable file for project
configuration.

Cheers,
Louis

On Fri, 9 Feb 2018, 13:42 Norbert Melzer, <timmel...@gmail.com> wrote:

> Because its so much nicer to configure the build via real code.
>
> If it were necessary to know the numbers of solarflares, I could check an
> API and act accordingly before building the project. You can't do that with
> a JSON file.
>
> But it also enables you, to actually have a plain file, containing nothing
> but a list and load it from the mix.exs file. This additional file could
> then be maintained by whatever tool you choose.
>
> niahoo osef <ludovic.dembl...@gmail.com> schrieb am Fr., 9. Feb. 2018 um
> 14:30 Uhr:
>
>> Hi everyone. I would like to know why Mix developers choose not to use a
>> pure data file for dependencies and application metadata, unlike many other
>> languages ?
>>
>> Thank you
>>
>> Le 9 févr. 2018 20:20, "Louis Pilfold" <louispopin...@gmail.com> a
>> écrit :
>>
>>> Hi Zareh
>>>
>>> Given the mix.exs file is not a machine readable format how would this
>>> be implemented? Any Elixir could can be used to build the `project/0`
>>> function.
>>>
>>> Cheers,
>>> Louis
>>>
>>> On Fri, 9 Feb 2018 at 13:09 Zareh Petrossian <zer...@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>
>>>> Add packages at a terminal without having to go through a text editor...
>>>>
>>>> i.e.
>>>>
>>>> mix deps.add plug
>>>>
>>>> or
>>>>
>>>> mix do deps.add plug, deps.get, deps.compile
>>>>
>>>> I think the value/reasoning for this is quite self explanatory.
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