[erlang-questions] Documentation for list_to_binary

Magnus Liden magnus.liden@REDACTED
Fri Jun 27 15:22:57 CEST 2014

We corrected this faulty document yesterday.
There was a problem in the script generating the online documentation, 
thanks for reporting!

Magnus Lidén

On 06/27/2014 04:41 AM, Juan Facorro wrote:
> Hi Paulo,
> I might be doing something wrong here but the *Description* section I 
> see in http://www.erlang.org/doc/man/erlang.html is the following:
> By convention, most built-in functions (BIFs) are seen as being in the 
> module erlang. A number of the BIFs are viewed more or less as part of 
> the Erlang programming language and are *auto-imported*. Thus, it is 
> not necessary to specify the module name and both the 
> callsatom_to_list(Erlang) and erlang:atom_to_list(Erlang) are identical.
> In the text, auto-imported BIFs are listed without module prefix. BIFs 
> listed with module prefix are not auto-imported.
> BIFs may fail for a variety of reasons. All BIFs fail with reason 
> badarg if they are called with arguments of an incorrect type. The 
> other reasons that may make BIFs fail are described in connection with 
> the description of each individual BIF.
> Some BIFs may be used in guard tests, these are marked with "Allowed 
> in guard tests".
> I couldn't find the reference to *erlang(3)* you mention.
> Cheers,
> Juan
> On Wednesday, June 25, 2014 11:04:39 AM UTC-3, Paulo F. Oliveira wrote:
>     Hi.
>     Using Google to search for "erlang list_to_binary" the first result I
>     get is http://www.erlang.org/doc/man/erlang.html
>     <http://www.erlang.org/doc/man/erlang.html>, which states, in the
>     Description "The module erlang is moved to the runtime system
>     application. Please see erlang(3) in the erts reference manual
>     instead."
>     The link presented by erlang(3) points to the same page. Is this
>     normal?
>     Thanks. Cheers.
>     - Paulo F. Oliveira
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