[erlang-questions] What is the OTP?

Matthias Lang <>
Sat Feb 10 22:10:01 CET 2007


LUKE writes:
 > I have seen some document about erlang.
 > But i still can not understand what is the OTP.
 > And the relation between erlang and OTP.

The first two questions in the Erlang FAQ are:

  | 1.1. In a nutshell, what is Erlang?
  | 
  | Erlang is a general-purpose programming language and runtime
  | environment. Erlang has built-in support for concurrency, distribution
  | and fault tolerance. Erlang is used in several large telecommunication
  | systems from Ericsson. The most popular implementation of Erlang is
  | available as open source from the open source erlang site.  
  | 
  | 1.2. What is OTP?
  | 
  | OTP is a large collection of libraries for Erlang to do everything
  | from compiling ASN.1 to providing a WWW server. Most projects using
  | "Erlang" are actually using "Erlang/OTP", i.e. the language and the
  | libraries. OTP is also open source.

  | http://www.erlang.org/faq/t1.html#AEN14

Matthias



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