# Backports

Tooling to make it possible to run "new" code in old Elixir versions.

Currently can replace `trim` and `to_charlist` functions which were not available prior to Elixir 1.3.

## Installation

If [available in Hex](, the package can be installed
by adding `backports` to your list of dependencies in `mix.exs`:

def deps do
  [{:backports, "~> 0.1.0"}]

## Usage

Whatever module uses a function that is not available, just include `Backports`

This code will work in Elixir 1.1 and 1.2
defmodule Foo do
  use Backports

  def bar do
    String.trim("  amazing   ")