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

Joe Armstrong <>
Thu Sep 29 08:07:16 CEST 2016

On Wed, Sep 28, 2016 at 10:57 PM, Vlad Dumitrescu <> wrote:
> Okay, I gave it a shot. Made some small changes to the XSL and to the CSS.
> Nothing too drastic, on purpose.
> http://download.erlide.org/otp/lists.html

Nice - I'd like a few change (which I'll try to do myself)

    - change the ordering (it's alphabetic) - I'd like a 'best of' (or
essential functions first) - the minimal set you should know about
    - fold away the details - I'd like to see only the name and one-line header
       possible the spec and examples should appear in a hover box
      (and yes I don't mind if it uses JS)

   The goal of these changes is to pack more relevant information into my
limited screen space


> There are still many small details to fix, so it's the general feeling that
> I want to share, not the details. Each part can be styled independently,
> something impossible before. We can add better handling of different
> viewport widths (for example, on a wide monitor we could show the examples
> in a separate column).
> best regards,
> Vlad
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