[erlang-questions] yet more ranting about Erlang docs

Wallentin Dahlberg <>
Fri Feb 19 01:20:17 CET 2010


I think the person(s) who wrote most of the documentation to which you refer
means well and all but his native language is Swedish.

Feel free to correct the language on the GitHub Wiki.

// Björn-Egil

Den 19 februari 2010 00.14 skrev 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?
>
>
>
>>
>
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