[erlang-questions] Documentation creation in Russian

Lev Walkin <>
Tue Oct 28 14:44:09 CET 2008


Bill McKeeman wrote:
> 
> 
> A word about utf8 support.  Python supports utf8 and ascii as separate 
> types.  I think this was a good decision.  If Erlang replaces ascii with 
> utf8, it will slow down a lot of things that are currently fast.  /w/

On the contrary, it is going to make faster many things that are 
acurrently slow.

Since our contradictory propositions are equally unsubstantiated,
the mathematical expectation is that the utf-8 solution is going to be
just as fast as the present state of things.

> *From:*  
> [mailto:] *On Behalf Of *Andrey Shnayder
> *Sent:* Tuesday, October 28, 2008 5:51 AM
> *To:* Richard Carlsson
> *Cc:* 
> *Subject:* Re: [erlang-questions] Documentation creation in Russian
> 
>  
> 
> Thank you for your reply, Richard!
> I have created small test module with edoc comments in russian. I have 
> attached it to the message.
> 
> 2008/10/28, Richard Carlsson < 
> <mailto:>>:
> 
> Andrey Shnayder wrote:
>  > Hi,
>  >
>  > I need to generate the documentation on my erlang modules in russian. I
>  > try to use edoc and docbuilder (they use the same functions however),
>  > but I get the error:
>  >
>  > -------------------------------------------------------------------------
>  > ** exception exit: {badarg,[{io,put_chars,
>  > [<0.74.0>,
>  > ["<?xml version=\"1.0\" encoding=\"latin1\" ?>\n",
>  > "<!DOCTYPE erlref SYSTEM \"erlref.dtd\">\n",
>  > ........
>  > in function io:o_request/2
>  > in call from edoc_lib:write_file/4
>  > -------------------------------------------------------------------------
>  >
>  > If I write comments in English there are no errors, but I need
>  > documentation in russian. Can you help me? Files encoding is utf-8.
> 
> 
> Hi!
> There is no real support for UTF-8 in Erlang right now (people
> are working on it), so most things assume Latin-1 encoding in
> input and output. If you can send me a minimal test case (a small
> .erl file in UTF-8 that causes the crash) I can try and find a
> workaround for edoc.
> 
> 
>     /Richard
> 
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> 
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