Type Aliases

In Elchemy Type Aliases are completely virtual constructs that never make it out of the compiler. However whenever a type alias is used throughout your code Elchemy will expand the alias and substitute with the right replacement.

For instance if we write

type alias MyList = List Int

a : MyList
a = [1, 2, 3]

The Elixir output would be

@spec a :: list(integer())
def a(), do: [1, 2, 3]

With correct type resolution

Type aliases as constructors

If a type alias represents a structure like

type alias Human = { name : String, age : Int }

You can use the name of an alias as a function to quickly instatiate a struct . For instance:

Human "Krzysztof" 22

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