[erlang-questions] Time for OTP to be Renamed?
Thu Feb 13 16:40:42 CET 2014
Den 13 feb 2014 15:59 skrev Vlad Dumitrescu <>:
> On Thu, Feb 13, 2014 at 3:46 PM, Anthony Ramine <> wrote:
> > Java without OOP is a different language.
> > Erlang without OTP is still Erlang.
> IMHO the only difference is that OTP is implemented as a library and
> doesn't have dedicated language syntax. I make difference between OTP
> as design/system building guidelines and its implementation. The
> former is more like OOP for Java. The latter is more like the JDK.
> > --
> > Anthony Ramine
> > Le 13 févr. 2014 à 15:21, Vlad Dumitrescu <> a écrit :
> >> On Thu, Feb 13, 2014 at 2:09 PM, Benoit Chesneau <> wrote:
> >>> I also say Erlang/OTP and often I add to the one that ask that OTP is
> >>> a framework, but then people are more puzzled than they were before.
> >>> Maybe rust did the right things by clearly separating the language
> >>> and the runtime from the standard library and other libs ?
> >> I would say that OTP is to Erlang what OOP is to Java. You can write
> >> Java programs that are not object-oriented, but why choose Java for
> >> that in the first place?
> >> OTP is in my opinion a design philosophy that guides us when it comes
> >> to structuring and developing distributed fault-tolerant systems. It
> >> comes with library support that is intimately tied to the Erlang
> >> libraries: the most basic Erlang apps (kernel and stdlib) are also the
> >> ones that implement the OTP concepts. Even more, Erlang code is
> >> structured as applications, and an "application" is an OTP concept!
> >> I can only see meaning in trying to separate the language from OTP
> >> either as an academic exercise or in order to implement a different
> >> language on the beam runtime and the new concepts would collide
> >> implementation-wise with OTP. Or one wants to create OTP 2.0 without
> >> interference with 1.0.
> >> regards,
> >> Vlad
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