The easiest, most convenient method is to use the homebrew package manager to handle the Elm package. Alternative methods include downloading the Elm zip file, installing Elm from a docker image, and using an Elm installer macOS.
You can visit the official Elm website for further details on these alternate methods.
We will be focusing on using the most simple and common method in this article.
The homebrew package manager handles all of the dependencies and sets up the Elm environment, which makes our lives easier.
To install homebrew, open up your mac terminal and run the following command:
/usr/bin/ruby -e "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Homebrew/install/master/install)"
In case you do not have any version of Elm on your system, it is straightforward to install one through the homebrew package manager; just run the following commands:
brew install elm
Now you can run the
brew info elm
command to verify your installation.
Now, with homebrew package manager installed, you can easily check the installation status of Elm by running the following command on your mac terminal:
brew info elm
You can also run the following command to get the installed version of Elm:
Another functionality of homebrew is that it allows the user to switch between different versions of Elm available on a system. This can come in handy if you plan to check the behavior of your program on multiple systems (new and old).
To switch between versions of Elm in your system, you can run the following command:
brew switch Elm <elm version>
In the above command, you would need to replace the
<elm version> with the actual version number of Elm that you want to switch to (assuming it is present on your system).
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