[erlang-questions] online documentation

Raimo Niskanen <>
Thu Dec 3 14:07:36 CET 2009


On Thu, Dec 03, 2009 at 01:21:23PM +0300, Dmitry Belyaev wrote:
> I prefer
> http://erlapi.prepor.ru/docs/

Yet another nice one. This seems to be a problem
that many want solutions for.

It is also fast, but I can not readily find a quick
way to search for a function name when I do not
know the module. If I type "new" ets:new comes at least
one page down and there is no possibility to filter
for function names only.

Another nice thing on this site is that you get
  Application
  Module:Function
  Short description
already in the search results.

> 
> It scrolls to selected function and has pretty style.
> 
> On Thu, 2009-12-03 at 10:45 +0100, Raimo Niskanen wrote:
> > 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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> > > >> > / Raimo Niskanen, Erlang/OTP, Ericsson AB
> > > >> >
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> > > >>
> > > >>
> > > >> --
> > > >> Jayson Vantuyl
> > > >> 
> > > >>
> > > >>
> > > >>
> > > >>
> > > >>
> > > >
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> > > > / Raimo Niskanen, Erlang/OTP, Ericsson AB
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