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

Pierre Fenoll <>
Fri Sep 30 09:18:30 CEST 2016


I can run such a task on the daily construction of dev.erldocs.com. 

Could you specify what branches / tags should be looked at per project, as it seems that would skew results?

Dev.erldocs.com is the beta of other.erldocs.com where people will be able to issue PRs to create jobs such as yours ;)

> On 30 Sep 2016, at 04:03, Mark Bucciarelli <> wrote:
> 
>> On Thu, Sep 29, 2016 at 2:07 AM, Joe Armstrong <> wrote:
>> - change the ordering (it's alphabetic) - I'd like a 'best of' (or
>> essential functions first) - the minimal set you should know about
> 
> I was thinking about this today.
> 
> Would it be useful to download Erlang projects from github
> and compute frequency of use of each Erlang function across
> all downloaded projects?
> 
> That would be one way to make a first pass of all modules ...
> 
> The UI could perhaps make two buckets per module: "frequently
> used" and "other", and collapse the latter set to minimize the 
> visual space used.
> 
> It would take a while ...
> $ curl -s https://api.github.com/search/repositories?q=language:erlang \
> 
> > | grep total_count
> 
>   "total_count": 17538,
> 
> ... maybe take a random sample or filter out dormant and really big projects.
> 
> 
> Mark
> 
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