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

kraythe . <>
Thu Feb 13 19:22:54 CET 2014


Ahh well. I have had my say and stated my opinions more than once. So I can
leave it there. It is, however, definitely food for thought about the
direction I wish to go with my project. Not so much the issue of OTP as a
name but the general impression of "adoption? bah humbug ... if they don't
like it they all suck and we don't care." Sounds like a disaster of a
business decision to me.

Im not so sure its going to be easy to staff or finance a project on a
language that has 1) tools that need work, 2) a limited trained staff 3) a
community that cares little about language adoption. It could be that
Erlang becomes another Lisp for me. A language I think rocks but is
entirely impractical in the business world.


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On Thu, Feb 13, 2014 at 12:16 PM, Miles Fidelman <
> wrote:

> 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).
>
>
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