[erlang-questions] Questions about Erlang documentation

Kirill Zaborski <>
Wed Nov 1 22:48:25 CET 2006


Well, thanks Sean. Too much Windows habits I have :)
Must install Linux... Must intall Linux...

On 11/2/06, Sean Hinde <> wrote:
>
>
> On 1 Nov 2006, at 21:23, Kirill Zaborski wrote:
>
> > Investigating Erlang official documents I see a moment which I do
> > not understand:
> > 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?
>
> This follows the UNIX convention of including the man page chapter in
> parentheses after the name. If you have downloaded and installed the
> erlang man pages tar you can do:
>
> % erl -man gen_server
>
> gen_server(3)              ERLANG MODULE DEFINITION
> gen_server(3)
>
> MODULE
>         gen_server - Generic Server Behaviour
>
> DESCRIPTION
>         A behaviour module for implementing the server of a client-
> server rela-
>         tion. A generic server process (gen_server) implemented using
> this mod-
>         ule  will  have a standard set of interface functions and
> include func-......
>
>
> > And one more question: I occasionally find misprints in docs - Is
> > there any email where I should send information about them?
>
> You could send them to , where with luck and a
> following wind they will raise to the top of the priority list of
> someone at Ericsson.
>
> BR,
> Sean
>
>
>
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