[erlang-bugs] Incorrect specs documentation for common_test

Peter Andersson <>
Wed Apr 30 12:05:11 CEST 2014

Hi Loïc,

This documentation feature was sometimes used, before typespecs became
common, to say "return value has no meaning". I.e. void() wasn't a type
reference as such.

This is old and confusing documentation syntax, and should be updated.
I'll have at it (since I have nothing to do)! :-D



Ericsson AB, Erlang/OTP

Loïc Hoguin wrote:
> There are a few functions and a few things in the documentation that say 
> they return void() instead of ok or other things. For example the 
> ct:comment/{1,2} functions.
> I notice that ct doesn't use typespecs so that might be why it didn't 
> get noticed until now. If someone has nothing to do, have at it. :-)

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