[erlang-questions] Questions about Erlang documentation

Taavi Talvik <>
Wed Nov 1 22:44:19 CET 2006


On Nov 1, 2006, at 11:23 PM, Kirill Zaborski wrote:
> In a lot of chapters I see something like "gen_server(3)" mentioned  
> (That's from  
> http://www.erlang.org/doc/doc-5.5.1/doc/design_principles/ 
> gen_server.html ). The first thought was about functions and their  
> arity, but that's not a function of course. So what exactly is this?

Typical unix'ism:

	man 3 gen_server

http://www.december.com/unix/ref/mansec.html

Manual section 3 is "library" and gen_server is part
of erlang/OTP library.

best regards,
taavi




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