language documentation

Kent Boortz <>
Fri Nov 22 15:05:22 CET 2002

Vance Shipley <> writes:
> Does anyone feel as lost as I do when it comes to getting definitive
> documentation on the language itself?  I have several copies of the
> book(*) but it is quite out of date.  So much so that we rely on an
> "Erlang Extensions since 4.4" document.  The main problem however is
> that the book is not available online.  I wouldn't want to diminish
> the value of the book or the rewards due it's creators but don't we
> need an online reference for the language which is up to date and 
> relatively definetive?

You mean the book is not available in HTML format? The language
part of the book is available in PDF format

Some things may also be described in the Erlang standard document
but it is also rather old

Yes, there should be one updated definitive source for the language


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