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

Loïc Hoguin <>
Mon Sep 26 09:38:03 CEST 2016

On 09/26/2016 02:57 AM, Richard A. O'Keefe wrote:
> It is not clear to me why Erlang document generation would involve
> any XSLT.

Typically one can just use the DocBook XSL files (or other tooling, like 
db2latex) and not have to write their own, or only write a few specific 
things. But the XSL files in OTP are pretty big, and there's also some 
pretty big Erlang code around it. I'm not sure why. It's possible that 
the DocBook tooling wasn't that great when this was first written.

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

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