[erlang-questions] yet more ranting about Erlang docs

Dale Harvey <>
Fri Feb 19 00:42:54 CET 2010


2010/2/18 Richard O'Keefe <>

>
> On Feb 19, 2010, at 3:08 AM, Björn Gustavsson wrote:
>
>> Building in the git repository should now work. The description
>> is here:
>>
>> http://wiki.github.com/erlang/otp/documentation
>>
>
> The first word in the body text of that page is wrong.
>
> English has a large class of verbs called "phrasal verbs".
> For example,
>        John set the printer up.        NP V(P) NP P
>        John set up the printer.        NP V(P) P NP
>        The printer setup was wrong.
> When you glue the verb and the particle together, as in "setup",
> you create a noun.  When you want a verb, you have to write the
> two words separately.  So
>
>        Setup the environment just like it was done previously.
>
>        Set ERL_TOP the environment variable:
>
> should be
>
>        Set the environment up just like before.
>        Set the environment variable ERL_TOP:
>
> Actually, the heading "Documentation" would probably be better as
>
>        Making the documentation
>
> Then
>
>        as described in the README file. Shortly:
>
> "shortly" means "in a short time".  s/Shortly/Briefly/
>
>         and release the necessary files.
>
> What does it mean to "release" a file?  Unlock it?
>
>
>
I believe you can directly edit the wiki

http://github.com/erlang/otp/wikis/documentation/edit


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