[erlang-questions] Missing The Point Of Documentation

Dave Peticolas <>
Wed Feb 17 16:35:44 CET 2010


Bob Ippolito wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 17, 2010 at 12:35 AM, Dave Peticolas <> wrote:
>> I think a global module index, like the one for the built-in
>> Python modules, would be useful, both for quickly finding the
>> module you already know the name of, and for browsing to see
>> just what is available:
>>
>>  http://docs.python.org/modindex.html
> 
> http://erlang.org/doc/man_index.html
> 
> It's the "Modules" hyperlink in the left frame of the docs.

Ah!

> To be fair, it's not that obvious to find, someone actually had to
> show it to me... before that I had previously navigated through the
> applications to find modules.

Thanks for showing it to others :)


> The biggest problem with the Erlang module index is that it has no
> context whatsoever about what the modules do (other than the
> semi-arbitrary application they belong to), so if you don't know at
> least part of the name already you won't be able to search for the
> module you want on that page.
> 
> -bob
> 



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