[erlang-questions] Typos in 'getting_started-5.4'
Tue Feb 3 20:15:55 CET 2015
On Tue, Feb 3, 2015 at 4:53 AM, Ted Kaehler wrote:
> Thank you for your detailed and easy-to-read document,
> 'getting_started-5.4'. Here are some corrections. Just search for the
> quotation to find it in the document.
> Erlang does not have a string date type
> date should be data
>From what I can tell, dating back to the R13B03 git sources, this does
already say "data type".
> The .erlang.cookie file should contain on line with the same atom.
> on should be one
Fixed by Derek Brown in 069fe154 (Nov 20th 2014).
> This example will just show the message passing logic no attempt at all has
> been made
> something left out after logic? Start a new sentence?
In the same commit (069fe154) Derek wrapped this in - ... -, though it
seems to be messing a space before the starting '-'.
@Derek, want to fix that?
> Logs off anybody at at node
> at should be that
This typo still exists and can be found in three files inside
conc_prog.xml:574:%%% Logs off anybody at at node
records_macros.xml:100:%%% Logs off anybody at at node
robustness.xml:292:%%% Logs off anybody at at node
> Note the use of the spawn_link BIF.
> (spawn_link is not actually called in that example.)
> processes mesage queue.
> mesage should be message
Couldn't find this, but there's a comment typo:
erts/emulator/hipe/hipe_bif1.c:162: * size of the mesage[...]
> I really appreciate the fact that this document is freely available on the
> web! Thanks for all the hard work.
Thanks for the report, Ted.
For typos like this, if you have a Github account, it's easy to make
the corrections directly in your browser and submit a pull request. If
you know where to find the sources, that is, and for that it's best to
have a local clone of otp.git.
Otherwise, someone from the community or the OTP team has to notice
and remember to submit a patch.
In either case, it's great you took the time to report!
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