[erlang-questions] Erlang documentation -- a modest proposal

Vlad Dumitrescu <>
Fri Sep 23 10:23:50 CEST 2016


Hi!

On Fri, Sep 23, 2016 at 10:13 AM, Joe Armstrong <> wrote:

>  If I see a typo (a simple spelling error) in the on-line documentation
>    the barrier of entry for fixing it is HUGE (sorry for SHOUTING).
>
>    Download the entire distribution - unpack (240 MBytes) find the
>    typo (where the heck is it?) - fix it - make a push request ....
>
>    Do I really have to download hundreds of Megabytes to fix a one
>    character typo?
>

Github allows you to make small corrections online, without downloading
anything. If you don't already have a fork of the repo, it will be created
and you will get an option to create a PR for the fix (commiters can commit
directly to a branch).

Just go to the file in the source tree and press the "Edit this file"
button (the pen in the upper right corner).

best regards,
Vlad
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