[erlang-questions] SCTP incompatible change vote

Kip Macy <>
Sat Jan 26 03:19:10 CET 2008


As far as I can tell it was fixed long long ago in the primary SCTP
stack used by most other operating systems. Probably before Erlang
even had SCTP support. This is only coming up now as a result of
Erlang's primary platform being Linux. I wasn't even aware that
adpation had ever been used until I tried unsuccessfully to compile
Erlang on FreeBSD after Joe's book came out.

 -Kip

On Jan 25, 2008 6:07 PM, Bruce Fitzsimons <> wrote:
> Raimo Niskanen wrote:
> > Regarding the 'adaption' -> 'adaptation' spelling change
> > in the lksctp API:
> >
> >
> I vote for option 1, although can we also have the author of the api
> change hung, drawn, and quartered? Please?
>
> <rant>
> The original spelling wasn't wrong, and the ripple of consequences is
> more like a tidal wave when cross-version compatibility is taken into
> account.  This inconsistency, rather than the "misspelling", is going to
> permeate the SCTP world for years to come.
>
> Grrr. I may have done similar on codebases under my control once (a real
> spelling mistake), but I'd never do it again :-(
> </rant>
>
> Raimo, thanks for taking the time to clean it up for Erlang.
>
> Regards,
> Bruce
>
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