[erlang-questions] online documentation

Ngoc Dao <>
Thu Dec 3 03:53:18 CET 2009


This is an impressive improvement.

Currently I am using gotapi, and its API is not the latest:
http://www.gotapi.com/erlang


On Wed, Dec 2, 2009 at 8:20 PM, Raimo Niskanen
<> wrote:
> On Wed, Dec 02, 2009 at 03:08:05AM -0800, Jayson Vantuyl wrote:
>> When I searched for a fully qualified function (i.e. ets:new), it seemed to have an issue URL-decoding the colon, and the search generally didn't like it even when manually adjusted on the next page.  Nice start, though.
>
> Currently it searches for names anywhere (functions, modules and applications),
> so you can search for `ets', follow to the ets man page and then
> scroll down to the `new' function.
>
> Or you can search for `new'.
>
> You can also search for `ets new', which oddly enough
> does not give ets:new higher ranking than any other
> Whatever:new function...
>
> It sounds like a very nice idea that either `ets:new' or
> `ets new' would give higher ranking for a hit on both
> module and function (and application). I will forward
> the idea to the developers (hope they read this too).
>
>>
>> On Dec 2, 2009, at 2:55 AM, Raimo Niskanen wrote:
>>
>> > On Fri, Nov 27, 2009 at 03:15:03PM +0100, Kenneth Lundin wrote:
>> >> Hi Vlad,
>> >>
>> >> A search facility will come , we will create an index
>> >> for this purpose as part of the docbuilding process.
>> >>
>> >> No need to patch the docbuilder application.
>> >>
>> >> /Kenneth Erlang/OTP Ericsson
>> >
>> > There is a preliminary version of the search facility
>> > now running on the (perliminary) demo site:
>> > Go to http://demo.erlang.org/doc.html and type e.g "keyse"
>> > in the text field in the grey right column, then click the
>> > looking glass button... Comments are welcome.
>> >
>> > The same search application should eventually be
>> > possible to run via the OTP webtool application on
>> > your local Erlang/OTP installation as a HTTP
>> > server on your local host.
>> >
>> > / Raimo
>> >
>> >
>> >>
>> >> On Fri, Nov 27, 2009 at 2:23 PM, Vlad Dumitrescu <> wrote:
>> >>> Hi!
>> >>>
>> >>> I really like the looks of the new documentation.
>> >>>
>> >>> There is a small thing that was suggested before and that would help a
>> >>> lot: a search field (hopefully with autocompletion, too). Typing
>> >>> "li<TAB>:keys" to go to lists:keysearch would be soooo sweet!...
>> >>>
>> >>> I realize now that generating this is probably the job of the
>> >>> docbuilder application, which would mean that I can probably submit a
>> >>> patch myself (if I get to it). Will check that (but if someone else
>> >>> has faster fingers, I won't hold a grudge :-).
>> >>>
>> >>> BTW, a related question: I see that the issue tracker at github is
>> >>> being used. What is the current policy for reporting bugs? It would be
>> >>> nice if there was only a single place instead of three (some people
>> >>> like me do post bug reports here instead of erlang-bugs anyway), for
>> >>> example if the github tracker could send email notifications to
>> >>> erlang-bugs.
>> >>>
>> >>> best regards,
>> >>> Vlad
>> >>>
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