[erlang-questions] Apology

Loïc Hoguin <>
Tue Sep 20 10:43:37 CEST 2016


On 09/20/2016 10:38 AM, Loïc Hoguin wrote:
> On 09/20/2016 10:26 AM, José Valim wrote:
>> When talking about module and function references, there are other areas
>> for improvement. We don't have a search mechanism on the official docs
>> and that's problematic because modules are split throughout multiple
>> applications. I find myself constantly changing the URL in the address
>> bar in order to navigate between modules in different applications
>> because it is never clear how to do that from a given module page.
>
> We have a search and it is excellent. I have it bound to 'e' in my
> browser personally. Check on the right there: http://www.erlang.org/docs
>
> It will only show if you start searches first, and like you many people
> seem to fail to notice it. I get a feeling erldocs.com wouldn't exist if
> it was more prominent.

I replied too quickly; the first link on the page seems to be 
documentation with search, although it doesn't want to load for me at 
the moment (yet my binding still works).

>> I am sure it is possible to do it and I have done that before but on
>> every day usage I still struggle with navigating the docs even after
>> working on Erlang for 5 years.
>
> Not anymore!
>
> It won't get you specific guide pages though, like the typespecs page,
> but you shouldn't have a problem finding functions anymore.
>

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Loïc Hoguin
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Author of The Erlanger Playbook,
A book about software development using Erlang


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