[erlang-questions] Which EEP would you pick as the most important one to implement next?

Vlad Dumitrescu <>
Fri Aug 31 14:55:51 CEST 2012


Hi Richard,

On Fri, Aug 31, 2012 at 2:42 PM,  <> wrote:
>> I'm surprised implementing frames is not an EEP. This is definitely the
>> most lacking feature of erlang by far.
>
> It would have been, but by the time I was ready to submit it
> as one, there was a hard requirement that EEPS be marked up
> in a basically undefined formalism, and a number of things I
> needed to mark up, I could not figure out how to mark up.
> That requirement terminated my contribution to EEPs.
>
> I learned RUNOFF.  I learned SCRIBE.  I learned Troff.  I
> learned TeX.  I learned LaTeX.  I learned Lout.  I learned
> SGML, HTML, XML, XHTML, ...  I'm willing to learn any markup
> notation that has a tolerably complete tolerably accurate
> manual.  Markdown, however, does not.

This is certainly not what the EEP maintainers would really like to
see, but any valid HTML that can be found inside a <body> tag is also
valid Markdown. The weird formalism are just shortcuts for commonly
used structures. So technically, you could write contents of the EEP
in plain HTML and it will follow the letter of the EEP guidelines. You
only have to add the EEP headers and some delimiters.

Please don't let this detail delay a most needed proposal!

best regards,
Vlad



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