[erlang-questions] FOP (was: Re: Trace-Driven Development)

Gustav Simonsson <>
Thu Jun 7 10:53:23 CEST 2012


On 2012-06-07 10:51, Michael Turner wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 7, 2012 at 5:42 PM, Loïc Hoguin<>  wrote:
>> On 06/07/2012 10:40 AM, Michael Turner wrote:
>>> And how likely is it that, someday soon, every page on the website
>>> will have a link at the top saying, "See an error? Here's how to
>>> help." With those instructions on how to get started?
>>
>> Why don't you send a patch that does exactly that?
> BECAUSE THAT WOULD BE A DOCUMENTATION PATCH, AND I DON'T KNOW WHERE TO
> START IN SUBMITTING DOCUMENTATION PATCHES.
>
> If Erlang/OTP *truly* welcomes this kind of thing, why don't they
> quickly write it up and post it?

https://github.com/erlang/otp/wiki/Submitting-patches

Regards,
Gustav Simonsson
Erlang/OTP team

>
> What you suggest would need to be something that generates the header
> (and footers?) of every page, so it's actually programming of a kind,
> and for a documentation generator I don't know anything about. It
> wouldn't surprise me if figuring it out would require two days of
> concerted effort on my part, but only 20 minutes of concerted effort
> on the part of someone at Ericsson.
>
> Ericsson can't afford tech writers for Erlang/OTP? OK, fine, I can
> understand that.
>
> But ... Ericsson can't take 20 minutes to facilitate user input on the
> documentation, in order to (partially) *substitute* for a lack of tech
> writers? With the resulting solicitation going live the same day, not
> in some future Erlang/OTP release?
>
> That, I cannot understand.
>
> -michael turner




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