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

Max Bourinov <>
Mon Feb 17 10:48:24 CET 2014

Why? Why does this thread exists?

Best regards,

On Sun, Feb 16, 2014 at 3:10 PM, Miles Fidelman

> Vance Shipley wrote:
>> On Thu, Feb 13, 2014 at 12:22:54PM -0600, kraythe . wrote:
>> }  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.
>> Erlang has always been a very practical thing.  It is a functional
>> language, but not purely so.  It's developers have always chosen the
>> path which made sense for it's commercial use.  It's not a language
>> made to teach computer science courses, it's made to be as useful as
>> possible to build real life commercial applications.  It's rooted in
>> industry.  You're questioning the business decisions of a company which
>> has been at this for over two decades.
>> }  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.
>> My greatest wish is that any potential competitor of mine believes all
>> of the FUD above.
>> The truth is (my competitors shouldn't trust me, I'm probably lying) that
>> Erlang/OTP is a very practical platform for many business applications.
> I like the way you think!  (On a lighter note: http://xkcd.com/1330/)
> --
> In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice.
> In practice, there is.   .... Yogi Berra
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