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

Joacim Grebenö <>
Sun Feb 16 11:06:08 CET 2014

I would only use the gen_server iff I needed hot code loading/upgrading. In the real world, and in the majority of cases, that seldom is needed.

IMHO and within my experience of course.

Den 16 feb 2014 10:52 skrev Vance Shipley <>:
> On Sun, Feb 16, 2014 at 10:40:52AM +0100, Joacim Grebenö wrote: 
> }  The gen_server takes away all the fun. 
> It does, true.  If you want to write pure Erlang and still play 
> by the (OTP) rules you can use plain_fsm(*) or sys_fsm(+) or 
> write it yourself.  Not using OTP behaviours is just harder to 
> get right and much less tested. 
> (+) http://erlang.org/pipermail/erlang-questions/2004-February/011405.html 
> (*) http://erlang.org/pipermail/erlang-questions/2005-April/015226.html 
> -- 
> -Vance 

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