[erlang-questions] online documentation

Raimo Niskanen <>
Thu Dec 3 10:45:59 CET 2009


On Thu, Dec 03, 2009 at 11:53:18AM +0900, Ngoc Dao wrote:
> This is an impressive improvement.
> 
> Currently I am using gotapi, and its API is not the latest:
> http://www.gotapi.com/erlang

That is a really cool tool. Annoying that they call modules
"class", but anyway impressive...

This site sets a standard that erldoc should strive to
reach, but with the latest documentation!

> 
> 
> 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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> >> >>>
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> >> >>
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> >> > --
> >> >
> >> > / Raimo Niskanen, Erlang/OTP, Ericsson AB
> >> >
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> >> --
> >> Jayson Vantuyl
> >> 
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> >>
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