但在Dave Thomas 出版了 Programming Elixir之后一切都发生了改变. Dave Thomas 帮我修订过Erlang这本书并且是Ruby的倡导者, 只要Dave对什么产生了兴趣那绝不是空穴来风.
Dave 对Elixir很感兴趣, 在他的书里这样写道:
I came across Ruby in 1998 because I was an avid reader of comp.lang.misc (ask your parents). I downloaded it, compiled it, and fell in love. As with any time you fall in love, it’s difficult to explain why. It just worked the way I work, and it had enough depth to keep me interested. Fast forward 15 years. All that time I’d been looking for something new that gave me the same feeling. I came across Elixir a while back, but for some reason never got stuck in. But a few months ago I was chatting with Corey Haines. I was bemoaning the fact that I wanted to find a way to show people functional programming concepts without the kind of academic trappings those books seem to attract. He told me to look again at Elixir. I did, and I felt the same way I felt when I first saw Ruby.