[erlang-questions] The re module documentation

Sverker Eriksson <>
Mon Jun 16 17:11:45 CEST 2008


http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/opaque:

"(computing) Describes a type for which higher-level callers have no 
knowledge of data values or their representations; all operations are 
carried out by the type's defined abstract operators."

/Sverker, Erlang/OTP Ericsson


Doug Edmunds wrote:
> Random notes on R12B-3 (June 11, 2008) documentation
> of the re module
> http://www.erlang.org/doc/man/re.html
>
> 1. misspelling of 'be' in the sentence
> "There should bee no need to go directly to the PCRE library documentation"
>
> 2. Need to define 'opaque' as used in
>
>  mp() = Opaque datatype containing a compiled regular expression.
>
> Hopefully it means something other than as defined by
> http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/opaque
>
> "2 a*:* hard to understand or explain <*opaque* prose>
> b*:* obtuse <http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/obtuse>,
> thickheaded <http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/thickheaded> "
>
> A link to where opaque is defined would be helpful.
>
> -dae
>
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