Trap Exit (was Re: is there /dev/null process in Erlang ?)

Serge Aleynikov <>
Sat Jul 22 20:06:50 CEST 2006


Is this tool anyhow related to edoc?  Would it be possible to use edoc's 
doclet engine to export documentation using edoc tags into a wiki format?

Since I've seen quite a bit of code besides ours using edoc tags, I 
assume many people take advantage of it's ability to generate documentation.

Serge

Ulf Wiger (TN/EAB) wrote:
> Thomas Lindgren wrote:
> 
>>--- "Ulf Wiger (TN/EAB)" <>
>>wrote:
>>
>>
>>>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.
> 
> 
> Oh, you're too conservative.
> 
> 
> 
>>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?
> 
> 
> What's the fun in that???  (:
> 
> Joe has a tool that transforms the OTP docs to wiki syntax.
> It would probably be possible to convert to another syntax
> than Joe's own (which has undergone a large number of 
> iterations). Right now, Joe is on vacation, so you'll most 
> likely have to be patient.
> 
> Regardless of wiki syntax, part of the idea is indeed to 
> activate lots of free labour on the Open Source side.
> 
> BTW, the syntax is just one aspect. It's the whole package
> that's really interesting, and we'd like to see this evolve
> into a really good documentation tool for all erlang users
> - not just for the OTP docs. Please stay tuned. We think we
> have some really cool stuff that's just about(*) ready to roll.
> 
> (*) just about = let me guess August or September time frame.
> 
> /Ulf W
> 



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