Trap Exit (was Re: is there /dev/null process in Erlang ?)
Joe Armstrong (TN/EAB)
Mon Aug 14 17:04:28 CEST 2006
Status: I am working on a system to replace (I hope) the old SGML
The steps involved are:
1) Convert all sgml documentation to wiki format
2) Write server to render wiki text, allowing
- user annotations
- author modifications
- multiple output formats (HTML, PDF, ...)
3) Run internally for a while to
see if it works
4) Deploy on a public server
I'm almost at point 3)
All of this is subject to one horrendous constraint.
a) *I don't want to break the existing documentation*
There are thousands of SGML files to be converted - representing dozens
possible hundreds of man-years of work.
I want to make the change ONCE and get it right - this is why we do
not wish to release the documentation sources - I want to discourage
mutations of documentation sources.
b) I want a pure erlang-tool chain to process the documentation
The existing tool chain involves an SGL parser LaTeX etc. and is
difficult to install and maintain.
> -----Original Message-----
> [mailto:] On Behalf Of
> Thomas Lindgren
> Sent: den 21 juli 2006 15:20
> Subject: RE: Trap Exit (was Re: is there /dev/null process in
> Erlang ?)
> --- "Ulf Wiger (TN/EAB)" <>
> > Joe is working on a erlang-docs-to-wiki project, but it won't be
> > mediawiki. It will of course be something much better. ;-)
> Kudos to him, though I honestly wouldn't mind using a
> solution that is globally available Right Now :-) And which
> is also hosted, and maintained, indefinitely of course.
> My sources (Jocke, that is, one of the original
> authors) tell me that the pre-publication format of the
> Erlang docs should be fairly straightforward to translate, by
> the way. If these sources were made available, Ericsson could
> reap the rewards of busy open sourcers working for free. Nice, huh?
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