[erlang-questions] The meaning of OTP...

Ahmed Ali <>
Sat Jul 21 21:50:20 CEST 2007


Hey,

I keep reading these emails about OTP naming but can't stop asking who named
it OTP in the first place? I guess s/he needs to give us an explanation for
the name....

Ahmed Al-Issaei

On 7/20/07, Francesco Cesarini <> wrote:
>
> Hi,
>
> I agree, but think it is just as confusing as having Telecom in there...
> What is in bold and we have not changed, however, is OTP. We will change
> it back when this debate comes to an end. As mentioned, I want to
> summarize all the comments as soon as I have a second over.
>
> Francesco
>
> PS. The Dr. Dobbs article is generating about 200 unique users a day,
> bringing the average number of unique users to the site to about 500.
> Thanks to the reddit effect on all the new articles, tutorials, how tos,
> we've had a constant influx of 400 - 500 users a day, 50% of which are
> returning ones.
>
> Niclas Eklund wrote:
> > Hello!
> >
> > Since, for example, the article in Dr.Dobbs, posted by Tobbe, refers to
> > www.erlang.org and www.trapexit.org, it might attract new people
> > (http://ddj.com/dept/opensource/201001928?cid=RSSfeed_DDJ_OpenSource)
> and
> > they might not read that thread. But they will for sure read what's on
> the
> > start page:
> >
> >  "What is Erlang and OTP?
> >
> >  Erlang is a programming language and a runtime system with strong
> >  built-in support for concurrency, distribution and fault tolerance.
> >  Originally developed at Ericsson, Erlang was released as open source in
> >  1998.
> >
> >  The Open Transaction Platform (OTP) is set of Erlang libraries and
> design
> >  principles providing middle-ware to develop distributed, fault
> tolerant,
> >  massively concurrent soft real-time systems."
> >
> > IMHO, that might be confusing.
> >
> > /Niclas
> >
> >
> >
> > On Fri, 20 Jul 2007, Francesco Cesarini wrote:
> >
> >
> >> Eric Merritt wrote:
> >>
> >>> Regardless of what is decided on the name, Trap Exit shouldn't go off
> >>> in it's own tangent.
> >>>
> >> *We haven't*. It clearly states in the first forum post that we did it
> >> to provoke a reaction and see what the Erlang community thinks, and
> that
> >> any ultimate decision is not ours, not the community, but Ericsson's.
> >> This reaction has now occurred. I will put together the feedback later
> >> today.
> >>
> >> Cheers,
> >> Francesco
> >>
> >> PS. Love some of the suggestions :-)
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