[erlang-patches] How to get Data Types section in documentation?

Fredrik <>
Fri Feb 1 08:58:54 CET 2013

On 01/29/2013 04:50 PM, Bengt Kleberg wrote:
> Greetings,
> What should I do to the module slave.erl to get a Data Types section in
> the documentation?
> I am updating the slave module documentation. I have added some data
> types. There is no Data Types section in the current documentation. As
> an example of how to do I am looking at the array module. It has a Data
> types section in the documentation. I can not find anything in array.erl
> that tells the documentation builder to add the Data Types section. How
> is it done?
> For slave.erl I do get a link from my type
> (lib/stdlib-1.19/doc/html/slave.html#type-start_options), but there is
> no target for that link.
> bengt
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Hello Bengt and sorry for the late answer. You'll have to have a look at 
in doc/src directory. In the example you are given, you can see in the 
stdlib/doc/src/array.xml that you can specify the datatype with 
Then you'll have to rebuild the documentation with make release_docs
Hope this exaplains it :)


BR Fredrik Gustafsson
Erlang OTP Team

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