[erlang-questions] Erlang documentation (was: Apology)

Alin Popa <>
Tue Sep 20 11:16:07 CEST 2016


On Tue, Sep 20, 2016 at 10:07 AM, Roger Lipscombe <>
wrote:

> On 20 September 2016 at 09:53, Alin Popa <> wrote:
> > Worth mentioning that maybe there should be a version tag for each
> > function/module saying when it was added?
>
> erldocs.com allows you to view the documentation for a particular
> version (though I dislike erldocs.com for other reasons...).

I know there are workarounds to that, that's why I have bookmarks to the
documentation for the version I'm using, but looking for a solution to
something that in fact should help me find the solution to my initial
problem, seems a bit wrong to me.
Anyway, seems I'm not the only one hitting this issue.


> There's
> also the question of how long you treat functionality as "new". There
> are parts of the Erlang documentation that say things like "this
> changed in R5B". Does anyone still care?
>
> This is something that (again) the postgres documentation does
> right[1], if only Google would search only the current version (it's
> not always what you want, but at least it's predictable).
>
> [1] the top of the 9.5 documentation pages has "This page in other
> versions: 9.1 / 9.2 / 9.3 / 9.4 / current (9.5)  |  Development
> versions: devel / 9.6  |  Unsupported versions: 7.2 / 7.3 / 7.4 / 8.0
> / 8.1 / 8.2 / 8.3 / 8.4 / 9.0", which links as appropriate.
>
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