[erlang-patches] proplists: Correct some specs

Kostis Sagonas <>
Mon Dec 17 11:20:12 CET 2012

On 12/17/2012 10:26 AM, Fredrik wrote:
> Hello Kostis!
> These files are updated manually.

This seems to me to be very wrong.  I would have guessed that there 
would be by now some automatic way of creating these files from the edoc 
comments in the source file instead of cutting and pasting these 
comments by hand...

Anyway, I think I've updated the branch appropriately now. Please refetch:

   git fetch git://github.com/kostis/otp.git proplists-spec-cleanup


> BR Fredrik Gustafsson
> Erlang OTP Team
> On 12/14/2012 10:10 PM, Kostis Sagonas wrote:
>> On 12/14/2012 04:28 PM, Fredrik wrote:
>>> First of all, it is `make release_docs` that fails, i.e the
>>> documentation building.
>>> Did you try to build the documentation?
>> No, I had not done so before this mail. But now I have and I can
>> verify the failure you are getting.
>> The problem is that I cannot fix it.
>> I issued a 'make release_docs' command and it seems that this does not
>> re=generate the .xml files (stdlib/doc/src/proplists.xml in
>> particular) so whatever documentation I change in the
>> src/proplists.erl file, the change does not get reflected in the .xml
>> file.
>> In fact, it seems that these files are part of github and actually
>> pretty old (proplists.xml is more than two years old !?!?).
>> Apparently, the information in them refers to names of variables in
>> specs of the .erl file. This does not feel right...
>> How does one re-create the .xml files? Because 'make release_docs'
>> does not seem to have any effect on them...
>> Kostis

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