Erlang Handbook

A concise reference for Erlang

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Erlang Handbook

Originally written by Bjarne D├Ącker and later revised by Robert Virding, the Erlang Handbook is a summary of the language features and the runtime system. It is aimed at people with some programming experience, serving as a quick introduction to the Erlang domain.


The current release can be obtained here.

The handbook is typeset using LaTeX. If you want to build from source, the Makefile will be your friend. You will need the minted package (and pygments) for the syntax highlighting magic to work.

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