[erlang-questions] edoc hack to cross-reference standard Erlang OTP docs

Edwin Fine <>
Wed Sep 24 16:03:03 CEST 2008

Hi Richard,

Did you ever find the time to look at my hacks?


On Sat, Jul 19, 2008 at 12:20 PM, Richard Carlsson <>wrote:

> Edwin Fine wrote:
>> I have hacked together a modification to edoc_lib.erl that takes the list
>> of directories returned by code:get_path() and adds the corresponding HTML
>> directories to the list of apps that edoc will create cross-reference links
>> for. This seems to work well for my needs, which are explained in the
>> earlier posts I made. I don't claim that my hack is production ready or
>> works in all situations, but it could be a basis to modify edoc if someone,
>> who may or may not be named Richard, likes the approach. I've attached the
>> edoc_lib.erl source code, which is from R12B-3, in case anyone who builds
>> Erlang from source wants to try it out.
> Hi! Just wanted to let you know that I've seen your mails and will take
> a look at it when I can find the time. I know that the inter-application
> linkage stuff is a bit unfinished, and I wasn't even aware about the .js
> hack used in the OTP documentation. Thanks,
>    /Richard
> --
>  "Having users is like optimization: the wise course is to delay it."
>   -- Paul Graham
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