[erlang-questions] API Design/Documentation

mats cronqvist <>
Fri Oct 24 01:11:27 CEST 2008

Geoff Cant <> writes:

> As a convenience matter it'd be nice if the shell would spit out
> function documentation if you try to tab complete on arguments. i.e.

  distel has something along those lines;

1> otp_doc:sig(erla, sete).
["erlang:setelement(Index, Tuple1, Value) -> Tuple2"]

  works by parsing the html docs on the fly. note that you don't have
  to type the whole thing to get a match.

  the module is used to do tab completion in emacs, but it doesn't
  depend on anything else in distel. available free of charge at

  adding tab completion of args in the shell would be pretty easy,
  although i personally don't feel enough pain to make it happen.


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