[erlang-questions] Is there a good source for documentation on BEAM?

Richard O'Keefe <>
Fri May 11 00:37:32 CEST 2012


On 10/05/2012, at 6:22 PM, Michael Turner wrote:

> "As for what I see would cause a slowdown: the attention of the key
> hackers would be spent on writing this
> documentation (and then maintaining it, I assume)."
> 
> Perhaps better: volunteers could document it (on a relatively
> controlled wiki, for example). Then the "key hackers" could mention
> any needed corrections.

This is certainly possible, and it would be a lot better than nothing.
The problem is of course that it goes backwards:
  volunteers can document what *is* there, not what was *meant* to
  be there, and cannot document why certain things that *aren't*
  there shouldn't be.

Peitho: Here you are, Socrates, your very own orrery.
Socrates: But Peitho, where is the description of how it works?
Peitho: When you've figured it out, why don't you write that?
Socrates: [censored]





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