[erlang-questions] Questions about Erlang documentation

Vlad Dumitrescu <>
Wed Nov 1 22:46:22 CET 2006


On 11/1/06, 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?

Hi,

That is a reference to the man page, which can be seen under
non-Windows OS:s with for example
    erl -man gen_server

The man page contains exactly the same information as the html documentation.

best regards,
Vlad



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