Elixir v1.4.2 Atom

Convenience functions for working with atoms.

See also Kernel.is_atom/1.

Summary

Functions

Converts an atom to a charlist

Converts an atom to a string

Functions

to_charlist(atom)
to_charlist(atom) :: charlist

Converts an atom to a charlist.

Inlined by the compiler.

Examples

iex> Atom.to_charlist(:"An atom")
'An atom'
to_string(atom)
to_string(atom) :: String.t

Converts an atom to a string.

Inlined by the compiler.

Examples

iex> Atom.to_string(:foo)
"foo"