Erlang Development Environment

Sean Hinde <>
Fri Mar 9 14:32:43 CET 2001


> An improvement
> would perhaps be the possibility to save the retrieved data 
> (from an update) to
> file so that you don't have to collect the info from scratch 
> every time you
> start the program. I suppose using e.g. dets, it would be 
> quite a quick thing to
> implement?

I agree - it is on the TODO list in the source. The easiest way would be to
just save the list of functions as a term to a file.
> While we're on the subject of easy access to documentation... 
> I've sometimes
> found it useful to be able to view Erlang man pages from the 
> Erlang shell. I
> wrote a very simple program the other day that either prints 
> a page to stdout or
> lets you perform some string searching within a page. If 
> anyone's interested
> I'll post it.

That sounds useful. It would also be easy to add a button to get the man
page for the currently selected module in the code_finder (maybe even to
jump to the right function - Hm, that'd be neat).

- Sean

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