[erlang-questions] Time for OTP to be Renamed?

kraythe . <>
Thu Feb 13 16:52:35 CET 2014


All that is true but all the documentation still refers to the long name
and people will ask about the long name. When I came to erlang as a newbie
I initially looked at OTP and thought that was just for telecom. Something
like the whole canonical model movement in XSD. So there is a bit of
miscommunication. This is just from the Erlang newbie's perspective. I have
been programming professionally for some 20 years and even I had to dig
deeper before I found out that OTP was actually just like the core lib in
the JDK.


*Robert Simmons Jr. MSc. *


On Thu, Feb 13, 2014 at 2:12 AM, Hugo Mills <> wrote:

> On Thu, Feb 13, 2014 at 12:22:10PM +1300, Richard A. O'Keefe wrote:
> >
> > On 13/02/2014, at 11:56 AM, Loïc Hoguin wrote:
> >
> > >
> > > The same situation exists with many other names. Few can tell you what
> SMTP, IMAP, HTTP, REST, SOAP, HTML, XML, JPEG, PNG and others stand for
> without looking it up and not making a mistake or three.
> >
> > Let's try.
> >
> >       Simple Mail Transport Protocol
> >       Internet Message Access Protocol
> >       HyperText Transfer Protocol
> >       REpresentational State Transfer
> >       Simple Object Access Protocol
> >               to be honest, my first thought was
> >               Symbolic Optimal Assembly Program,
> >               but I don't suppose many people use IBM 650s
> >               these days.
>
>    Officially, it's just "SOAP" these days. It was originally from the
> phrase above, but they decided to keep the acronym and drop the
> underlying words, because it's not simple and it's not about object
> access.
>
> >       HyperText Markup Language
> >       eXtensible Markup Language
> >       Joint Photographic Experts Group
> >       Portable Network Graphics
> >
> > How did I do?  (Really no lookup.)
>
>    Good. 8.5/9 :)
>
>    Hugo.
>
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