[erlang-patches] human readable strings from {Errorline, Module, ErrorDescriptor}

David Welton <>
Mon Feb 17 10:39:30 CET 2014


Ok, I think I can follow that and do a pull request with all the man
pages to patch if the basic information to include in the patch makes
sense.  If it should not be included there, I guess no one needs to do
any work.

Thanks.

BTW, that page says:

"whether it is a bug-fix och if it is a new feature"

'och' should probably be 'or'.  I took the liberty of changing it.


On Mon, Feb 17, 2014 at 7:59 AM, Henrik Nord <> wrote:
> Hello
>
> I will take a look at this today.
>
> If possible, try to follow
> https://github.com/erlang/otp/wiki/Submitting-patches when submitting a
> patch.
> Even minor ones, if you make use of githubs "pull-request" it will save us
> alot of manual labor.
>
>
> On 2014-02-11 14:09, David Welton wrote:
>>
>> This is very minor, so I'm just sending a patch here:
>>
>> --- a/lib/stdlib/doc/src/erl_parse.xml
>> +++ b/lib/stdlib/doc/src/erl_parse.xml
>> @@ -200,6 +200,12 @@
>>         </p>
>>       <code type="none">
>>       Module:format_error(ErrorDescriptor)    </code>
>> +    <p>
>> +      It is also possible to obtain a human-readable string
>> describing the error with this function:
>> +    </p>
>> +    <code type="none">
>> +    file:format_error({Errorline, Module, ErrorDescriptor})    </code>
>> +
>>     </section>
>>
>>     <section>
>>
>> This could also be added to io.xml, epp.xml, erl_lint.xml and
>> erl_scan.xml.
>>
>> If needs be, I guess I could create a branch, pull request, and so on.
>>
>
> --
> /Henrik Nord Erlang/OTP
>



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