[erlang-questions] Apology

Loïc Hoguin <>
Tue Sep 20 09:00:11 CEST 2016


On 09/20/2016 07:07 AM, Luke wrote:
> Look at the difference in these two pages.
>
> http://erlang.org/doc/design_principles/applications.html
>
> vs
>
> http://elixir-lang.org/docs/stable/elixir/Application.html
>
> Why doesn't anyone ever mention that the docs just look crap?

You're comparing a user guide page from Erlang to a function reference 
page from Elixir. The equivalent Erlang page is 
http://erlang.org/doc/man/application.html

And I'll echo Kenneth, the Erlang one is definitely better in my 
opinion. I'm not even sure why the function is described twice in the 
Elixir docs (title and spec). And not needing to go back at the top to 
select another function is very convenient.

-- 
Loïc Hoguin
http://ninenines.eu
Author of The Erlanger Playbook,
A book about software development using Erlang


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