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

Garrett Smith <>
Thu Feb 13 17:14:44 CET 2014


On Thu, Feb 13, 2014 at 5:01 AM, Loïc Hoguin <> wrote:
> No I'm serious, you can use Erlang without OTP. When the VM starts it loads
> the boot file which contains instructions on what modules to preload, what
> applications to start and so on. Make an empty boot file and look at what
> happens, most likely it will complain about the lists module missing. Then
> add your own lists module and try again. It will also complain about no
> error logger being present. Etc.

Ah, I *knew* you were going to say this. Of course you're right, and I
admit I was trolling you ever so slightly :)

But come on, the point is in the public facing and predominating use
of "OTP" to represent a "framework". If you have to disassemble the
machinery of Erlang to get out from this so called framework, it ain't
a framework.

Garrett



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