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

Miles Fidelman <>
Thu Feb 13 19:16:52 CET 2014

Miles Fidelman wrote:
> 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.

For that matter, what's with this trend toward renaming things - all it 
does is confuse people (think Accenture vs. Anderson Consulting).

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

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