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

Miles Fidelman <>
Thu Feb 13 19:12:52 CET 2014

kraythe . wrote:
> I have told you my "green" impressions of OTP and you can dismiss them 
> if it make you more comfortable but it wont change the fact that 
> others will have those feelings and many will not get on the list and 
> go further. They will simply move to Ruby, Scala, Node.js, Clojure, or 
> something else. If our attitude is "I didn't want you in the community 
> anyway!" then Erlang will be the next Smalltalk or Lisp. Of academic 
> and little more than that in significance.

Bah, humbug.  As long as there's a need for industrial strength massive 
concurrency, and no serious alternative, it doesn't really matter what 
it's called.

Anybody who tries to write a massively concurrent application in Ruby, 
Scala, Node.js, Cojure (or Java for that matter), gets what they deserve.

Just one man's opinion, of course.

Miles Fidelman

In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice.
In practice, there is.   .... Yogi Berra

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