[erlang-questions] Erlang Language Specification
Thu Nov 30 14:40:30 CET 2017
Great! I've been trying to prod people over the years to dig up these old
original files. (I only ever had a copy of the generated .ps/.pdf myself.)
Who's been sitting on them?
Note that in src/es.tex, lines 22-23, it's better for now if you made STYLE
0 be the default, because it described the actual implementation of Erlang
at the time ("4.7.3"), while STYLE 1 "Standard Erlang" described an ideal
new standard that had some possibly incompatible changes, several of which
were never actually implemented.
2017-11-30 12:51 GMT+01:00 Rickard Green <rickard@REDACTED>:
> In the late 90ies work were being done on an Erlang language
> specification. A draft which was produced can be found at <
> http://www.erlang.org/download/erl_spec47.ps.gz>. Unfortunately the work
> on this document stopped after this.
> This document is of course quite outdated, but it contains lots of
> valuable information. I think it is about time to continue this work. It
> will however require lots of work to finish. We publish the source for the
> draft in the hope that we in collaboration with the Erlang community
> eventually will be able to produce an official Erlang Language
> I've created a new repository <https://github.com/erlang/spec> which
> contains the source of the document.
> Rickard Green, Erlang/OTP, Ericsson AB
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