What about making sense?
Fri Feb 19 14:41:18 CET 2010
On Feb 18, 3:27 pm, Kenneth Lundin <> wrote:
> Most of the documentation 95% is handwritten.
And as a result of this fact, nearly all of the documentation (over
95%) is of unusually high quality.
It is definitely inconvenient when you are looking for something very
specific, as it can be hard to search quickly - you often find that
you have to know where you want to go before you know where you want
On the other hand, to provide that kind of search-ability adequately
would likely mean adding a level of hand-written indexing/metadata to
the entire body of documentation. I imagine that would be an highly
laborious and non-trivial effort - so I'm not surprised that nobody
has yet taken that on.
There is a side-benefit of the current state of the docs: When
searching for a particular thing, I quite often find myself reading
about something entirely different, which I may not otherwise have
read, and that improves my general education about erlang and the
capabilities (and constraints) of the otp platform.
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