What's new in Elixir v1.8 (dev)
We are back with another edition of “What’s new in Elixir”. This time we are working towards Elixir v1.8 which should be out next January. Here are some highlights of what have already made to master:
mix testnow supports the
Inspectprotocol can now be easily derivable and this is a great mechanism to exclude some fields during inspection and logs, especially security-related ones ([commit](https://github.com/elixir-lang/elixir/commit/10ceadb448ba6a913f3070c3cc51c9c7be1f280b))
Mix now automatically starts optional dependencies when using the
We finally have official support for time zone databases in Elixir. Elixir still handles only UTC by default but you can bring another database to use the
DateTimeAPI with other time zones ([commit](https://github.com/elixir-lang/elixir/commit/b8b1a4ba8af8256567f00e6d9f7fa056881a8ec1))
P.S.: This post was originally published on Plataformatec’s blog.