[erlang-questions] Erlang documentation cleanup (PREV: R13B01 modules, quick reference)

Zoltan Lajos Kis kiszl@REDACTED
Tue Aug 11 08:44:09 CEST 2009

You can give the search engine at gotapi a try
(http://www.gotapi.com/erlang). It needs some fixes, but probably will do
what you want.

Anchors already exist in the documentation, in the non-xhtml style (<a
name="anchor" />) .


> This brings up a subject I've been meaning to bring up for a while. The
> online documentation needs modernisation... A few things that come to
> mind are:
> * Proper documentation search (please don't insult this by saying
> Google... that's just stupid)
> * Function overview in each module
> * Module summary on the modules page (and categorized) much like
> http://docs.python.org/3.1/library/index.html
> * Add anchors to the HTML so that a link can go straight to a function
> * More visually appealing. Probably this won't go very well with
> old-timers but frankly I have spoken to beginners in Erlang that say
> that when looking at the documentation it looks like something created
> 20 years ago and it doesn't look very... well... "appealing". The fact
> they are right about the age is not the point now is it ;) ?
> Probably many more issues exist.... just saying.
> /Mazen
> Dave Pawson wrote:
>> http://www.dpawson.co.uk/erlang/qr.txt
>> I did it for my own reference.
>> I use this, then open an appropriate
>> http://erlang.org/doc/man_index.html  page
>> for details.
>> Feedback appreciated.
>> regards
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