[erlang-questions] online documentation

Rapsey <>
Thu Dec 3 15:52:06 CET 2009


Both http://erlapi.prepor.ru/docs/ and http://erldocs.com/R13B03/
seem to be incomplete. Searching for erl_nif for instance has no results.
Neither do they find any of the driver_* functions in erts.


Sergej


On Thu, Dec 3, 2009 at 2:22 PM, Dale Harvey <> wrote:

> 2009/12/3 Raimo Niskanen
> <<raimo%>
> <raimo%<raimo%>
> >
> >
>
> > 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.
> >
>
> Quite so, theres also mine :)
>
> http://erldocs.com/R13B03/
>
>
> >
> > 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
> > > > > <<raimo%>
> <raimo%<raimo%>
> >>
> > 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
> > > > > >> 
> > > > > >>
> > > > > >>
> > > > > >>
> > > > > >>
> > > > > >>
> > > > > >
> > > > > > --
> > > > > >
> > > > > > / Raimo Niskanen, Erlang/OTP, Ericsson AB
> > > > > >
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