[erlang-questions] Good to know?

ke han <>
Mon Sep 11 07:31:10 CEST 2006

erlang's man pages use erlang...so you type something like:
erl -man erlc

But this doesn't work on windows ;-(

The erlang collection of erlang docs available in html and pdf form  
are very good.  The installed docs collection for erlang Windows is  
well organized...go through the getting started areas first.

If you are tripping over yourself trying to use the erlang shell  
under windows for the edit, compile, load cycle, you may want to try  
erlide.sourceforg.net.  An experienced erlang-er may prefer the shell  
for these things, but like any CLI interface it takes time to learn  
all the tricks.

have fun, ke han

On Sep 10, 2006, at 7:15 PM, Liam Clarke wrote:

> Hi all,
> Forgive a very noobish question, but I ask because I am very new
> indeed to Erlang.
> Quite simply, what are the little tricks that are good to know but not
> immediately documented?
> I'm working on a Windows XP box so don't have the man pages available
> - I'm working off a combination of the manual, die.net's man pages and
> google.
> For an example, I only just found this -
> http://manpages.debian.net/cgi-bin/display_man.cgi? 
> id=549920fb82936a3c20620f6376876bb9&format=plain
> the c module.
> Knowing how to change the working directory is immensely useful, but
> wasn't immediately obvious in the sources I had. So, if you can think
> of anything along the lines of "good to know but not apparent as such
> to a newbie" - please do fill me in.
> Much thanks,
> Liam Clarke
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